Clotted cream is a requisite component of a proper English cream tea and a classic accompaniment to scones. Prized for its natural thick consistency and mildly nutty flavour, it is produced in Devon and Cornwall, where it is known as Devonshire cream and Cornish cream respectively.
Although no combination of ingredients can replicate the unique flavour and consistency of true clotted cream, this mock recipe, which mixes mascarpone cheese with heavy cream, is a respectable substitute.
Downton's Mock Clotted Cream
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese room temperature
- 1 tbsp. icing sugar to taste
- In a bowl, using an electric mixer beat the cream on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. On medium speed add the mascarpone and sugar and beat until incorporated.
- Taste, then adjust with more sugar if needed. Serve at once.