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danrushton Aug 12, 2011 05:57 AM

Does anyone have any idea where I could find proper clotted cream. I know The Sparrow have had it on there menu but cant seem to find it anywhere

  1. kpzoo Oct 8, 2011 02:23 PM

    I stumbled across a British-foods goldmine in Hudson. Aside from every packaged/canned food a UK expat would ever want (according to my UK expat friend who went nuts in the place - less touristy and more practical than Bramble House, he said) they also have frozen and refrigerated goods including Devon double cream. It's $5.99 for 170 g.

    Clarence & Cripps British Food
    71 Cameron
    Hudson, Qc, J0P 1H0
    Tel. 450-458-4073

    http://www.clarenceandcripps.com/

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      montrealeater Oct 8, 2011 02:43 PM

      Woo hoo! Thank you, Kpzoo, I am off to their website right now...

      Edit: is that website a fail for anyone else? Im using Firefox and it just sticks on 'store loading' on a blank screen. Dangit.

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        kpzoo Oct 8, 2011 02:57 PM

        Hmm - works for me but I'm on FF 3. It's a really horrible site technically, full of frames and pages loaded via Javascript. Maybe try a diff. browser?

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          kpzoo Oct 8, 2011 02:58 PM

          Try bypassing the useless Flash loader at the beginning and going directly here:

          http://www.clarenceandcripps.com/erol...

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          SourberryLily Oct 9, 2011 07:04 AM

          Is it different from the Devon Double Cream sold at Atwater market (and everywhere else)? Sounds like the same price.

          1. re: SourberryLily
            kpzoo Oct 9, 2011 07:33 AM

            I only saw a sign yesterday - but I just looked at the photo on the website and it does seem to be the same thing.

        3. Peaches to Poutine Aug 12, 2011 01:50 PM

          Is it possible they would have some at Bramble House? Or be able to order it for you?

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            Haggisboy Aug 12, 2011 01:57 PM

            I doubt Bramble House would carry it. Dairy products cannot be imported into Quebec from foreign countries. This is both because of the lock the dairy industry has here, as well as the various outbreaks of BSE (mad cow disease) in the UK rendering meat and (presumably) dairy from cows verboten for import here. Plus, Bramble House has a very small refrigerated section consisting mostly of locally made versions of bangers, pasties, haggis, scones, soups etc. It's stuff that is mostly frozen as they don't get a high enough turnover to warrant short term perishables like dairy.

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              kpzoo Aug 12, 2011 02:28 PM

              Bramble House is a very good lead - I suggest you call and ask about clotted cream. If anyone will know if there's any chance of some local option or alternative, it's them. They are very friendly to boot.

              http://www.bramblehouse.net/

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                SourberryLily Aug 12, 2011 03:37 PM

                They had the same as atwater market

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                  montrealeater Aug 26, 2011 10:09 AM

                  Wow, that Bramblehouse place is a goldmine. I'm going to surprise my English parents in BC with a care package of foods they have trouble finding here.

                  Btw, I have never seen real clotted cream outside of England, and my Dad has searched and searched. He is from Devon and misses it probably more than anything else - clotted cream on bread + jam. The stuff in the blue labeled jar is...ok. We've resorted to it a number of times, but like many foods, it doesn't compare to fresh at all and has a bit of a weird aftertaste.

                  OK, off to Bramblehouse. :)

            2. kpzoo Aug 12, 2011 05:59 AM

              You can buy jars of Devon cream at the cheese store at Atwater Market and at one of the cheese stores at JTM. Pretty sure it's this jar or something similar: http://www.markys.com/caviar/customer...

              Not sure about clotted cream - whether this is the same thing you're looking for.

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                pyropaul99 Aug 12, 2011 07:07 AM

                Double cream (at 48% fat) is not the same as clotted cream (which is more like 64% fat and has a crust on top). Both are good. Just wish it was easy to get local double cream in Quebec rather than the crap that's sold here that's full of gums, beans and seaweed. Cream should contain only cream!

                Paul

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                  danrushton Aug 12, 2011 08:25 AM

                  I second that Paul, am thinking about making my own if I can obtain some raw milk. Nothing else comes close to clotted cream on top of scones!

                  1. re: danrushton
                    SourberryLily Aug 12, 2011 12:42 PM

                    I've gone through this epic search a year ago.

                    The truth:
                    Clotted cream, REAL clotted cream, is impossible to find in Quebec because of the laws here against unpasteurised milk products. Consequentially, you will have a hard time making authentic CC yourself unless you know a dairy farmer that will give you some unpasteurized milk.

                    Double Cream (sold at some places like Atwater Market) is the closest you can get. You can also check out Griphon d'or, to see if they sell their substitute to go. It's different though, i preferred the Atwater Market one i bought.

                    Incidently, Griphon D'or makes the best scones in town, and you can buy them frozen to cook at home.... Divine!

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