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Shropshirelass Wed 28-Apr-21 08:56:05

Sainsbury’s have upset Cornwall by showing an advert for scones with the jam on top of the cream. How do you do yours? We are not Cornish but we do put the jam on first and then the cream, it is easier and just seems right.

Smileless2012 Wed 28-Apr-21 08:57:28

We're the same Shropshirelass, jam with the cream on top.

Grannybags Wed 28-Apr-21 08:58:14

It has to be jam first for me so I can pile the cream on top in a huge dollop!

Lucca Wed 28-Apr-21 08:58:34

Jam first otherwise it’s a bit tricky!

nanna8 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:01:28

Jam first but a lot here do it the other way round. I assumed it was because I was British born.

Loislovesstewie Wed 28-Apr-21 09:03:28

NO!NO! NO! I do mine Devonian style, clotted cream first with a large dollop of jam on the cream, any other way is anathema! And I am from the West Country!

CafeAuLait Wed 28-Apr-21 09:04:50

Jam first.

olddudders Wed 28-Apr-21 09:06:13

I'm with others here - jam first holds the cream in place. Not that I often have such stuff these days, sigh.

I did wonder whether Devon does it Sainsbury style, and Cornwall as we seem to prefer.

I think pastie-crimping - top or side - is the same County debate.

NfkDumpling Wed 28-Apr-21 09:06:49

Jam first. Cream dollops more than jam does so it makes sense to have a nice thick flat layer of jam with a big heap of cream.

Pantglas2 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:07:18

On a purely technical note putting the jam on first creates a waterproof barrier that stops the cream from making the scone soggy...assuming you’re not wolfing them down, whole, of course 😋

NfkDumpling Wed 28-Apr-21 09:07:35

(Surely pastie crimping is to the side?)

Loislovesstewie Wed 28-Apr-21 09:09:55

But the cream takes the place of butter and clotted cream doesn't sink in,it stays nicely in place.

Loislovesstewie Wed 28-Apr-21 09:10:45

Sorry I shall have to leave this thread, I feel ill at the thought of putting jam on first!

grandmajet Wed 28-Apr-21 09:10:49

Definitely cream first, clotted cream, it acts as the butter layer, then a dollop of jam.
I’ve never had a scone go soggy.

grandmajet Wed 28-Apr-21 09:11:34

Crossed posts, Loislovesstewie

Urmstongran Wed 28-Apr-21 09:11:46

I like cream first then jam. It just looks ‘prettier’!

Mind you when it’s all mashed up in my mouth does it matter?

😂

Shandy57 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:12:45

I always put the jam first, but thinking about it, we used to put jam on our rice pudding.

B9exchange Wed 28-Apr-21 09:17:40

Definitely jam first. If you put enough cream on, you would not be able to balance the jam on the top.... grin

25Avalon Wed 28-Apr-21 09:20:02

If it’s a fruit scone which this was it should only have butter on. Jam and cream in whatever order you prefer are only for plain scones.

timetogo2016 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:24:44

Jam first,and if it bothers people turn it upside down,sorted.

Loislovesstewie Wed 28-Apr-21 09:26:02

timetogo2016

Jam first,and if it bothers people turn it upside down,sorted.

No, because you eat them in halves, you don't sandwich the two halves together.

Redhead56 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:28:48

Jam on each half first then cream and eat them separately.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:29:00

Depends if I am in Devon or Cornwall, I really try not to indulge on a regular basis 😂

Whitewavemark2 Wed 28-Apr-21 09:32:01

Devonshire splits are the way to go when in Devon not scones.

That according to mum.

Callistemon Wed 28-Apr-21 10:06:20

Loislovesstewie

NO!NO! NO! I do mine Devonian style, clotted cream first with a large dollop of jam on the cream, any other way is anathema! And I am from the West Country!

We have our scones the Cornish way and put the jam on first even when we lived in Devon.