24 Jun 2009, 7:43am
afternoon tea:

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Cream Tea


I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve had a “tea.” My friend introduced me to this lovely tradition a while back, when we stopped in to the Carlyle Hotel in New York City for their afternoon tea. It’s a nice little reprieve held mid-afternoon that comes in three courses – sandwiches, scones, and desserts. They’re all quite good, but I usually enjoy the scone course the most because it’s accompanied by the Devonshire cream.

I once had a left-over pot of Devonshire cream that prompted me to do something I almost never do – bake. I called over a friend, and we fixed up some homemade cranberry scones, just to partake in the creamy delicious indulgence that is clotted cream. On its own, it doesn’t taste like much, but when slathered on to a fresh, hot scone with a generous heaping of fruit jam, it is absolute heaven.

Mmph. Clotted cream! Waaaant.


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