About Clotted Cream:
Clotted cream is a thick yellow cream made by heating unpasteurized cow's milk and then leaving it in shallow pans for several hours. During this time, the cream content rises to the surface and forms 'clots'.
When clotted cream is not commercially available, a reasonable copy may be made by combining two parts whole milk with one part whipping (heavy) cream, heating at the very lowest possible heat for a couple of hours until a skin forms, leaving it undisturbed overnight, and then harvesting the skin and its underclots. The remaining milk may be consumed or used in any number of recipes.
In the European Union, Cornish clotted cream is a protected designation of origin (PDO) for cream produced by the traditional recipe in Cornwall. True Cornish clotted cream must be made from unpasteurized milk or the clots will not form. It has a minimum fat content of 55%.
Clotted cream is generally served as part of a Cream Tea (known as a Devonshire Tea in Devon) on (warm) scones with strawberry or raspberry jam. In Devon, the cream is traditionally used instead of butter, with the jam spread on top of the cream - ; in Cornwall the jam is spread first because the runny substrate of Cornish clotted cream would make the Devonian method of service impossible to achieve without looking messy.
While there is no doubt of its strong association with South West England, it is not clear whether clotted cream first originated in Devon or Cornwall. While strong claims have been made on behalf of both there is a lack of documentary evidence to support them.
Its principal high-volume manufacturer in the UK is Rodda's based in Scorrier, Cornwall, but in southwest England its manufacture is also a cottage industry, with many farms and dairies producing cream for sale in local outlets. wikipedia
Mock Devonshire Cream Recipe
1- 3 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 Tbs sugar
1/4 to 1/3 cup whipping cream
In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese on high speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and salt. Gradually add the whipping cream and continue beating until mixture is stiff. Store in refrigerator.You could also try adding 1/4 tsp vanilla extract to that recipe for Mock Devonshire Cream.
Mock Devonshire Clotted Cream
As unpasteurized milk isn't usually freely available, these recipes try to imitate the delicious qualities of Devonshire or Clotted Cream.
Try them and see what you think
1/2 Cup of Cream
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Tbs Icing Sugar/powdered sugar
Whip the Cream, gradually adding the Icing Sugar. When soft peaks are formed, fold through the Sour Cream. Store in the refrigerator
Mock Clotted Cream
1 Cup Cream
250g Cream Cheese
1 tspn Icing Sugar
Beat all the ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator.
8 oz cream cheese
12 oz sour cream
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Definition of a Cream Tea
"A Cream tea, Devonshire tea or Cornish cream tea is tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam"