On our way home from our weekend in Cornwall, we stopped off for a wonderful cream tea at The Mad Hatters tearoom's in Launceston. Chosen because it offered gluten-free scones, which meant that I could participate (although I shouldn't really eat cream either, and I did regret it, but it tasted so good that it was sort of worth it). We bought extra scones and some clotted cream to take home to have with my homemade jam, but then there was some clotted cream leftover...
To use it up, I made my fiance an individual strawberry gateau - I did a one-egg Victoria sponge recipe, which I baked in the pork pie tin I'd purchased previously to make a mini celebration cake, and then sliced it into layers which I filled with clotted cream and strawberries. It was deemed extremely good, and apparently could have been eaten all in one go (I enforced some restraint as I didn't want to have to make another pudding for the next night).
Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Brothers (1954)
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