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sarahlou145 Jul 10th 2011 3:39 am

Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
Hey

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

Thanks

N1cky Jul 10th 2011 4:35 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by sarahlou145 (Post 9485784)
Hey

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

Thanks

Raleys often have some in their cheese section. It's about $8 for a tiny jar though

Poppy girl Jul 10th 2011 4:50 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
Lunardis, Mollie Stones ;)

sarahlou145 Jul 10th 2011 6:55 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
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

SalopianFunk Jul 10th 2011 7:17 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
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. :D

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.

Poppy girl Jul 10th 2011 3:57 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by SalopianFunk (Post 9485949)
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. :D

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. :)

jackattack Jul 10th 2011 7:08 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
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.

sarahlou145 Jul 10th 2011 7:45 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by jackattack (Post 9486873)
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.

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!!

Cape Blue Jul 10th 2011 7:48 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
The SF Brit shop might have some - could be worth a call.

http://www.yousaytomato.biz/index.html

sarahlou145 Jul 10th 2011 7:51 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by Cape Blue (Post 9486911)
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 :)

britishspouse Jul 10th 2011 9:51 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
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 :)

sarahlou145 Jul 10th 2011 11:03 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by britishspouse (Post 9487060)
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

britishspouse Jul 10th 2011 11:12 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by sarahlou145 (Post 9487175)
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 :D

Poppy girl Jul 10th 2011 11:22 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by britishspouse (Post 9487060)
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.

britishspouse Jul 11th 2011 12:11 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 9487192)
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.

Sounds like a fun job!

Poppy girl Jul 11th 2011 12:13 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by britishspouse (Post 9487249)
ahh gotcha :) I wasnt sure.

Sounds like a fun job!

Fatal actually in and out of the main stores all the time you see a bargin and have to have it, gets me everytime :lol:

britishspouse Jul 11th 2011 12:24 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 9487253)
Fatal actually in and out of the main stores all the time you see a bargin and have to have it, gets me everytime :lol:

hahah oh gosh yes didnt think about that part :P

Mummy in the foothills Jul 11th 2011 11:12 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
I usually buy what is labeled as heavy whipping cream in any grocery store and whip it up using a packet of Whip it, found in World market for $1 it works great.

sarahlou145 Jul 11th 2011 11:17 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9489501)
I usually buy what is labeled as heavy whipping cream in any grocery store and whip it up using a packet of Whip it, found in World market for $1 it works great.

Im going to World Market this week to get golden syrup, digestives and maltesers for my malteser cake :)

N1cky Jul 11th 2011 11:31 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by sarahlou145 (Post 9489512)
Im going to World Market this week to get golden syrup, digestives and maltesers for my malteser cake :)

If you are going to go to so much trouble I think you should invite all the Brits in the area, as we'd appreciate all the effort, it'll be wasted on Americans:lol:

sarahlou145 Jul 11th 2011 11:33 pm

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by N1cky (Post 9489532)
If you are going to go to so much trouble I think you should invite all the Brits in the area, as we'd appreciate all the effort, it'll be wasted on Americans:lol:

there will be 5 Brits at the party, but if anyone drops out Ill send you an invite :D

britishspouse Jul 12th 2011 12:17 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 
mmm i loving mixing malteasers and digestives as a base for my baileys cheesecake :D

jackattack Jul 12th 2011 2:12 am

Re: Clotted cream or similar in the Bay Area
 

Originally Posted by N1cky (Post 9489532)
If you are going to go to so much trouble I think you should invite all the Brits in the area, as we'd appreciate all the effort, it'll be wasted on Americans:lol:

I agree.

Just remembered I bought Percy Pigs for the nipper while I was in England and stashed them away for her. Going to go and raid the pack right now, she'll never know what she's missing. And they're wasted on the USC hubby too. Mine, all mine.

sarahlou145 Jul 12th 2011 2:22 am

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Originally Posted by jackattack (Post 9489689)
I agree.

Just remembered I bought Percy Pigs for the nipper while I was in England and stashed them away for her. Going to go and raid the pack right now, she'll never know what she's missing. And they're wasted on the USC hubby too. Mine, all mine.

OMG Percy pigs, I best add m&s to my list too :)


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