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Clotted Cream is a real Cornish delicacy. I grew up eating Roddas with many deserts and like to keep a pot in the fridge.
A nice traditional looking design adorns the plastic tub and clear plastic lid. The design features an old fashioned milk maid carrying pails of milk. The packaging leaves you in no doubt that the cream is Cornish!
==Description of Product==
Clotted cream is a very thick cream which has a similar consistency to your average cheesecake. In the tub there is generally a layer of (crust on the top, which when you break through reveals the lovely smooth cream beneath. The crust is just as tasty and still perfectly edible, however it does have a different texture.
It is hard to describe the flavour of clotted cream - it is more subtle than double cream and the smooth texture adds so much to the taste. It is the perfect accompaniment to virtually any dessert with Xmas pudding being one of my favourites. Of course the iconic Cream Tea in cornwall features clotted cream on top of jam on top of a scone. Delicious.
If you live outside Cornwall then you can get 8 ounces delivered for £4.45, however it is about half that price in the supermarket!
Roddas is the original and best clotted cream. Others have tried to break into the market but Roddas is in a class of it's own. When she was still alive the Queen Mother had a delivery of this every week - it is easy to see why!
==Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream==
I am very partial to a cream tea from time to time but considering how bad they are for you try to keep it only about twice a year and usually that is in the summer time. No proper cream tea is without a big slathering of clotted cream either and for the finest you can get Rodda's is always the brand of choice.
Having made this cream since 1890 with a blend of West Cornwall milk and a unique production process means that it is the tastiest clotted cream by far. The little pots can be bought in a few different sizes although expect to pay a couple of pounds for the larger sized one or around 87p for the small tub which I have.
The pot itself contains 40 grams of the cream and as far as packaging goes it is fairly standard. There is not that much information about the cream and the calorie and fat content is given per 100grams so you need to work it out for the 40 grams you are eating (which is probably not advisable as the cream is of course high in both calories and fat with 100 grams of the delicious stuff giving 560 calories and 60.5 grams of fat!).
The cream is best served cold and on a scone with Jam. I have also tried it on fresh strawberries but must say I prefer it a lot more on the scone with a nice drop of fruity strawberry Jam.
The Clotted Cream itself doesn't really have much of an appealing smell as it is a little milky and thick smelling but it always has a fairly nice look to it. The golden crust which is always formed on the top of each pot is fairly satisfying to break through to get to the rich and creamy product at the bottom. I find the ability of the cream to spread on top of the jam very good and although a good deal of the cream is required to feel fully satisfied a little should generally go along way unless you are a bit of a greedy guts like me!
The taste of the clotted cream is really second to none but I must say that a 40 gram tub is really quite enough for one person (in fact two could probably share it quite amicably!) The thick and rich texture of the cream make it feel like a true indulgent treat like it is. The flavour has a very creamy taste although there is a hint of nuttiness lingering there that gives a little bit of depth. It is sweet but not too much as the richness gives it enough to feel like a special product and one that should not be over indulged on too much.
The fact that it is not an overly expensive product to buy and the fact that it tastes so good and is made to a very high standard means that I can only award the highest rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Okay so it is not the healthiest thing to eat but for a one off treat every now and again I say, "a little bit of what you fancy does you good".
Highly recommended for the coming summer season!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
One of my favourite treats is a good cream tea - a hot steaming mug of good quality tea, a selection of scones and various fruit jams, and of course, thick, rich, delightfully sinful clotted cream .
Now, the best cream teas are served in Cornwall and Devon . Thats a bit of a way to trek for a treat, so if I'm having a cream tea at home, I try to be as authentic as possible by picking up a tub of Roddas Cornish Clotted Cream. The family company has been around for a long time, and started producing Cornish Cream in 1890 , from their own cows. Of course fridges weren't around in those days, but one of the daughters of the family discovered a way to preserve clotted cream in glass jars.
Now, they don't have their own herd of cows anymore, but instead source all their milk from other local farms. And it's no longer in glass jars, but instead a rather handy little plastic tub, much like the tubs you'll buy coleslaw in at the supermarket . It's nothing too exciting, but it does have the Rodda's name in red, pictures of milkmaids, and a creamy yellow colour .
Opening up the cream, you'll see that there is a buttery yellow crust on the top , and scooping some out with a knife , you'll see the cream is incredibly thick, and a rich creamy off-white colour . Spreading this is like spreading a very thick pate - it takes a little effort, especially right out of the fridge, and can utterly destroy your scone . Your best bet is to take it out of the fridge and let it warm up a little before spreading .
Spread on a scone and topped with jam, this is pure indulgence . The cream is rich and thick, coating your tongue and your mouth, and letting you know immediately that what you've just eaten was NOT healthy . It's cool and silky, with a lovely milky taste and goes perfectly with the sweetness of a good jam .
Of course, you shouldn't be eating this too often - per 100g, there are a whopping 60.5 grams of fat . So, you do need to really keep this as a very occasional treat ! But, it takes six pints of milk to produce each 227g of clotted cream, so at least you can console yourself with the fact that you're doing well on your calcium intake.
I do recommend this - there really is nothing like havinga nice cream tea and relaxing with a good magazine . But I do keep this as a monthly treat due to the extremely high fat content !
A very sinful indulgence, but one that is worth that little twinge of guilt as your arteries beg for mercy !
4 stars! One off for being just SO bad for me that I really can't enjoy it as often as I'd like to!
Cream doesn't get much more clotted than this.