Thursday, May 30

Jam or cream first? Queen settles great scone debate



few issues carry the contentions of the great scone debate: should the cream or the jam be spread first?

Cream tea has been served in the UK since the 11th century and arguments surrounding the order of spreading the scone’s traditional toppings have ruminated ever since.

While those in Devon typically spread the clotted cream first followed by jam, the Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by cream.

Finally, we have some clarity on the issue, as it’s revealed how the Queen takes her scones.

Jam first at Buckingham Palace garden parties Darren McGrady wrote on Twitter.

The Queen always had homemade Balmoral jam first, the chef and author added in a subsequent tweet, with clotted cream on top at Buckingham Palace garden parties in the royal tea tent and all royal tea parties.