A Taste of England made in America
- Devonshire Delight Clotted Cream -
Famous in England as a delicious treat, Clotted Cream is relatively unknown in the United States.
Devonshire Delight is the Blakemere Company's handmade version of this luxurious cream.
We start with pasteurized heavy cream from local NC farms and follow a traditional English technique.
The result is rich, creamy and delectable with a buttery, slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Simply decadent!
Our whole process takes two days but the luscious result is worth the wait!
No preservatives, additives or hormones. Just delicious cream to the power of 10...Read on to find out more!
How To Make Clotted Cream
The method takes a lot of time! Heavy cream is heated slowly for hours so the butterfat rises up to the surface and the cream thickens. Then it is allowed to cool, so that the rich top layer can be scooped off the milky bottom layer. Clotted cream has been made in England since the Middle Ages. It is known that monks at Tavistock Abbey in Devon, England were making it in the 13th century. Originally it was a way of preserving cream for a longer period, but it was found to be so delicious that abbey workers were actually paid in clotted cream and jam and bread! There are numerous old recipes to be found and it is an artisanal farmhouse industry in the West Country of England today. The word "clotted" is an old English way of saying thickened!