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Old Jul 10th 2011, 2:39 am   #1
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We are having a party next week (no sorry you aren't all invited) and I am planning to make some English food items and one of them was going to be scones with jam and cream. Does anyone know where I can buy clotted cream or something very similar - preferably in the Bay Area? Im sure I've seen it somewhere since I moved here, but can't find it anywhere now I want some

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We are having a party next week (no sorry you aren't all invited) and I am planning to make some English food items and one of them was going to be scones with jam and cream. Does anyone know where I can buy clotted cream or something very similar - preferably in the Bay Area? Im sure I've seen it somewhere since I moved here, but can't find it anywhere now I want some

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Raleys often have some in their cheese section. It's about $8 for a tiny jar though
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Thanks, I have a Lunardis and Mollie Stones nearby, no Raleys near to me.
It's possible it was in these stores I saw it as I used to shop in them lots.

Now I just need to work on my scone recipe
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I think Bel-Air and Raley's are operated by the same corporation, so you might have luck there.

A long shot would be trying John Campbell's Irish Bakery on 16th and De Haro. They have a small but good quality selection of British and Irish goods, but if they don't have it, at least their jam roles are delicious.

I have a professor that has an affinity for pork pies that recommended another place that sells goods in SOMA, but I can't for the life of me recall the name or exact location, sorry.

The only other thing I can think of possibly being of any help would be some of the trendier overpriced supermarkets, like Whole Foods.
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I think Bel-Air and Raley's are operated by the same corporation, so you might have luck there.

A long shot would be trying John Campbell's Irish Bakery on 16th and De Haro. They have a small but good quality selection of British and Irish goods, but if they don't have it, at least their jam roles are delicious.

I have a professor that has an affinity for pork pies that recommended another place that sells goods in SOMA, but I can't for the life of me recall the name or exact location, sorry.

The only other thing I can think of possibly being of any help would be some of the trendier overpriced supermarkets, like Whole Foods.
Raleys, Bel Air and Nob Hill and Aisle 1 Food Source are under the same umbrella, based in West Sacramento.
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Oooh

I just got back from two weeks in England (weather was gorgeous BTW) and I spent 5 days in Cornwall. I was with a bunch of Americans who wanted to try all the 'local' stuff so we had a pasty for lunch every day and had quite a few cream teas. They really were quite taken with the clotted cream; I am sure it will be a hit at your party.

When you find it, let me know where it is so I can do some cream teas at my house. On a slightly less positive note, I seem to have put on at least 5 lbs - too much clotted cream and pasties me thinks.
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I just got back from two weeks in England (weather was gorgeous BTW) and I spent 5 days in Cornwall. I was with a bunch of Americans who wanted to try all the 'local' stuff so we had a pasty for lunch every day and had quite a few cream teas. They really were quite taken with the clotted cream; I am sure it will be a hit at your party.

When you find it, let me know where it is so I can do some cream teas at my house. On a slightly less positive note, I seem to have put on at least 5 lbs - too much clotted cream and pasties me thinks.
I am already planning my meals for when I go back in October: kebabs, fish n chips, indian, greggs sausage rolls, chinese .... the list goes on, that is why i joined ww now, so i can lose some before I go back and gain it all!!
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The SF Brit shop might have some - could be worth a call.

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The SF Brit shop might have some - could be worth a call.

http://www.yousaytomato.biz/index.html
Thanks Ive sent them a quick email asking them
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do they have harris teeter grocery stores there?

Our local ones sell it, very pricey though.

When I make scones, I use jam but just use heavy whipping cream, whipped up, its cheaper and still tastes yummy when everything is sandwiched together

I use any leftover cream to make an eton mess, which everyone always enjoys
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do they have harris teeter grocery stores there?

Our local ones sell it, very pricey though.

When I make scones, I use jam but just use heavy whipping cream, whipped up, its cheaper and still tastes yummy when everything is sandwiched together

I use any leftover cream to make an eton mess, which everyone always enjoys
thats a great idea if i have no luck with the clotted cream, plus i love eton mess
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thats a great idea if i have no luck with the clotted cream, plus i love eton mess
Me too. I'm a bit of a meringue fiend actually =P I had my first ever attempt at a raspberry pavlova whilst I was over there and it actually came out quite well
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do they have harris teeter grocery stores there?

Our local ones sell it, very pricey though.

When I make scones, I use jam but just use heavy whipping cream, whipped up, its cheaper and still tastes yummy when everything is sandwiched together

I use any leftover cream to make an eton mess, which everyone always enjoys
Nope thats east coast the only reason I am up this stuff I work along side
most of the major grocery chain stores in the US or they are with my company.
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Nope thats east coast the only reason I am up this stuff I work along side
most of the major grocery chain stores in the US or they are with my company.
ahh gotcha I wasnt sure.

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