Easy to make, this faux Devonshire cream recipe is perfect for those of us who don’t live in an area where the real thing is readily available. Creamy, rich, and tangy this topping is perfect for spooning on fresh fruit, scones, and pound cake as well as a host of other possibilities. You can make it in 5 minutes or less!
If you are from Europe you are probably rolling your eyes but for the rest of us, in the less civilized world, Devonshire Cream is not an easy thing to procure. Oh sure, you can order a jar of it from the Internet and pay a small fortune — you can even spend hours hunting down a good import shop (only to find that they sold the last jar twenty minutes before you got there).
Personally, I just make my own version. It isn’t perfect but it is close enough and when you have piled it on top of a spoonful of lemon curd or strawberry jam you just stop caring that it isn’t the real thing. It’s good.
I read constantly when I was growing up. In fact I read to the point that the characters and events in books became more significant to me than my actual real life. I am probably one of the few people that can honestly say that my character and ethics were shaped by Jo March, Badger, Aslan, Anne Shirley, and Gandalf more than they were the real people in my life. I just spent more time with them. I honestly can’t remember who introduced me to the concept of tea, scones, and Devonshire cream but I am pretty sure it was Mr. Tumnus. I am not sure how he got it there in Narnia but apparently he did — or maybe I just imagined that he did.
It has been a very long time since I last visited.
This is creamy, rich, and slightly tangy. It will keep for a week if you store it in a glass jar with a tight cover in the fridge. You can vary it a little by adding some vanilla but I like mine plain. The next time you are in the mood for a day of reading make some scones, lemon curd, and this. Mr. Tumnus would approve.
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- 4 ounces cream cheese, , room temperature
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Cream the sugar, sour cream, and cream cheese together until smooth and blended.
- Add the heavy cream and whip until thick and soft peaks form.
- Do not over beat.
Here are some scones to go along with the cream. After all, you can’t just eat it with a spoon, right? (Actually you can, but make sure no one is looking!)
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