Last updated 6/12/2012 12:55:44 AM. Recipe ID 17691. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Clotted cream
Yield: 8 Servings
20 fl Heavy whipping cream
2 qt Milk (or more)*
*Preferably extra-rich milk, if you can get it in your area. --
Choose a wide-mouthed bowl or stainless steel bowl with sloping
sides. Fill it with milk, leaving a deep enough rim free to avoid
spillage. Add 20 fl double cream. Leave in the refrigerator for at
least several hours, and preferably overnight. Set the bowl over a
pan of water kept at 82 degrees C (180 F) and leave until the top of
the milk is crusted with a nubbly yellowish-cream surface. This will
take at least 1 1/2 hours, but it is prudent to allow much longer.
Take the bowl from the pan and cool it rapidly in a bowl of ice
water, then store in the refrigerator until very cold. Take the
crust off with a skimmer, and put it into another bowl with a certain
amount of the creamy liquid underneath; it is surprising how much the
clotted part firms up -- it needs the liquid. You can now put the
milk back over the heat for a second crust to form, and add that in
its turn to the first one. The milk left over makes the most
delicious rice pudding, or can be used in baking, especially of yeast
-- from Jane Grigson's OBSERVER GUIDE TO BRITISH COOKERY
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