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Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 9:12 a.m. PST

A vitally important question that must be answered – when having a cream tea and a scone, do you:

a) put the jam on first and then the cream, or
b) are you a cream first and then jam person?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 10:07 a.m. PST

Aha, culture 1.01!

Definitely jam then cream, looks better, easier to apply, and tastes great!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 10:08 a.m. PST

Jam and then cream

My God, sir, what would make you think otherwise! That's the order that Her Majesty uses at Balmoral

Bob the Temple Builder03 Sep 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

Are we talking Devon or Cornwall?

I understand that in Devon it is jam then cream, but in Cornwall it is cream then jam.

I prefer the Devon method.

Von Trinkenessen03 Sep 2020 10:24 a.m. PST

Devon = Cream then Jam
Cornish = Jam then Cream

Royston Papworth03 Sep 2020 10:33 a.m. PST

Sort of b. Only I don't like jam so have marmalade instead…😁

Strangely, I have Cornish roots…

That said, my nan used to do pasties with the crust over the top, not around the side…

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

Jam only no cream for this non-Brit.

JimDuncanUK03 Sep 2020 11:51 a.m. PST

Jam only no cream for this Brit.

Zephyr103 Sep 2020 1:22 p.m. PST

All of you are wrong!
You have to mix the jam and cream together before spreading.

(And don't forget to add the lime to the coconut… ;-)

boggler03 Sep 2020 1:30 p.m. PST

Jam them cream.

Says he born in Devon but raised in Cornwall.

More importantly, how is your pasty crimped?

Side or top?

boggler03 Sep 2020 1:32 p.m. PST

And, even more importantly, is it Sconn or Scone?

I know where I stand on that one.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 2:46 p.m. PST

My family had Scottish roots, ,most definitely 'Sconn'!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 3:01 p.m. PST

You have "Scones" with "Tea", Barbarians. I thought a proper gentleman always had Tea with Scones.

FusilierDan03 Sep 2020 3:37 p.m. PST

Butter then jam and it's called a biscuit.


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 4:36 p.m. PST

I don't eat crappy scones that need jam or cream.

platypus01au04 Sep 2020 2:30 a.m. PST

Depends on the cream. It is basically impossible to put clotted cream on _after_ the jam, so when using clotted cream the cream goes on first, then the jam. But with whipped cream, jam goes on first, then the cream.



boggler04 Sep 2020 7:03 a.m. PST


BillyNM04 Sep 2020 7:52 a.m. PST

Devon all the way! And with clotted cream, never had a problem putting the clotted cream on top of the jam, a vital life skill.

BillyNM04 Sep 2020 7:54 a.m. PST

BTW Royston my mum and my aunt (both from their time in Devon) made pasties with the ridge across the top – heaven!

MajorB04 Sep 2020 8:20 a.m. PST

Bob said:

I understand that in Devon it is jam then cream, but in Cornwall it is cream then jam.

Von T said:

Devon = Cream then Jam
Cornish = Jam then Cream

- so which is correct?

Legion 404 Sep 2020 9:04 a.m. PST

I like'm any way I can get'm !!!!

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2020 10:18 p.m. PST

Just for the record I try to keep my Cornish and Devonian friends happy (or maybe similarly stressed out) by doing one half jam-then-cream, the other half cream-then-jam :)

Legion 405 Sep 2020 7:37 a.m. PST

🤔 Hmmm ?

Royston Papworth05 Sep 2020 9:17 a.m. PST

BillyNM, it's the only way! Crust on top… 😁

von Schwartz05 Sep 2020 3:10 p.m. PST

Whoa whoa whoa! CLOTTED CREAM?! You mean cream that been sitting on top of the counter for a few days and now has developed a highly evolved civilization. Sounds like genocide to me!

boggler06 Sep 2020 8:05 a.m. PST

What about cheese scones..

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2020 12:46 p.m. PST

Jam and cream on cheese scones? MADNESS!!!!!

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