Jam first or cream?
One of the great decisions in life part from deciding which tea to drink is what to have with it. Do you attack a packet of digestives and partake in a bit of dunking or go for the cream tea with a scone, jam and cream?
The scone must be one little piece of gorgeousness that whips up two of the most talked about debates around. I mean forget Brexit, for starters there is the pronunciation of the word scone, in some parts of the country we say scone (rhyming with 'own') or Scon' (rhyming with 'one'). I'm a scone kind of girl so I can say that I 'own that scone' and sound like a poet.
The other big dilemma is jam first or cream? So you've purchased this wonderful warm home baked scone (or scon) and you grab your knife and slice it in half, what are you going to do now? The Cornish way is to spread the jam on first and then the cream on top but those in Devon go for the cream first and then the jam on top.
I'm with the Cornish on this one and apparently so is the Queen when she settled this debate sometime ago. Surely if you spread the cream on first the jam doesn't spread on the cream as easy as the other way around, cream seems to be a natural topping to me. How to people do it with cream first? The jam is thicker so it will just get all mixed up with the cream, it's just not right. Calm down Sue from the Brew let's not get carried away but some people do take this very seriously.
Oh I'll probably cause a bit of a kafuffle now and I don't suppose it really matters as long as you enjoy it. There was actually a 'jamfirst' hashtag on Twitter which was trending big time last year, people do get quite heated on this subject.
Well cream teas have been served since the 11th century so we may still be discussing this subject for years to come. There is no right or wrong just pop your toppings on and get it down ya peeps with a good slosh of tea. Do you feel that tension though in a tearoom when you've done the cut? All eyes on you......whether you go Cornish or do it the Devon way. I wonder if the tension is more severe if you are actually eating your scone in Devon or Cornwall. I can almost visualise an eery silence, tumbleweed blowing down the road, a tut from people in Devon when you spread the jam on first.
I will leave that one with you.....maybe you would like to tell me which one you prefer but please no fighting it's only a scone or scon. Thank you so much for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday but for now.....
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