CLOTTED CREAM, SCONE AND BLACKCURRANT JAM

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It is with deep regret that I have to tell you that Notcutts Garden Centres have removed the benefit of two free coffees per month from their £12 Loyalty Card.  Gone are the days of two cream teas for £3.50.  It prompted me to dig this out from my Greatest Hits album.

 

Can any treat make me a more content man

Than clotted cream, scone and blackcurrant jam?

At mid-afternoon on a fine English day

With a steaming hot teapot of Twinings Earl Grey.

Along with young women a Cornishman’s dream

Is spun round Free Kernow and fresh clotted cream

He’ll hark back to days when he was half-grown

To the smell from the oven of Gran’s fresh-baked scones

Then juggling a hot one he’d pinch it and scram

And lather it richly with blackcurrant jam

Not strawberry or raspberry would ever it be

But blackcurrant swilled with a saucer of tea.

Can any treat make me a more content man

Than clotted cream, scone and blackcurrant jam?

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"WE-WON-THE-WAR-IN-1954" ►

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John Coopey

Fri 16th Oct 2020 18:25

Forgive me, MC, for not placing too much store on the gastronomic advice of someone who daubs jam on fried bread.
And thanks for the Like, Vautaw.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 16th Oct 2020 15:43

JC - any Davon lad would take issue with the assumption that this
snack is based in stuff from Cornwall. Devon has always been the
"dairy" county down west. Hey - I like the idea of Yorkshire pudding
with treacle, probably modified to Tate & Lyle syrup in my own case.
I used to like it - or jam - on my mother's fried bread long ago.

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John Coopey

Fri 16th Oct 2020 08:43

And wine vinegar, Stephen. That was one of her favourites.
Thanks for the Like, Kevin.

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 15th Oct 2020 18:37

I must admit John, I've tried them luke warm with a bit jam on, and it's a bit of alright 😉. But mainly it's on a Sunday's dinner filled wi' gravy!

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John Coopey

Thu 15th Oct 2020 18:31

Stephen - As a heathen from Nottingham, my experience of my mam’s Yorkshire puddings encompassed having them with treacle on as a sweet.
My father-in-law likes them with raisins in.

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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 15th Oct 2020 18:27

I worked with a lad years ago who used to fill a cold Yorkshire pudding with clotted cream & blackcurrant jam...😳
But what a delicious poem!

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John Coopey

Thu 15th Oct 2020 18:01

I gather you Devonistas do it “wrong-road-round”, MC.
And many thanks for the Like, Stephen.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 15th Oct 2020 16:57

Seems like Nottcutts should change their name to match their
cutbacks! 😝
Now for my own cup of Earl Grey and a slice of chocolate sponge
cake.

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