This week, we decided to make our own...and it's the easiest thing to do (although a bit expensive when all things are considered).
|Clotted Cream....where cream meets butter.|
We simply poured the cream into a shallow container so that we had as much surface area as possible and no more than 1 inch of cream in the container.
|Pouring cream into a shallow container.|
The result is a buttery crust that will form on the cream. At this point, you know things are done.
|A buttery crust is formed after 12 hours.|
Of course, having produced this clotted cream we had to make some of our very own Tea Room Raspberry Scones.
|Clotted cream and Raspberry Scones....all that is missing is our farm's jam|
Having clotted cream and scones is a natural....however, we wanted to take this a bit further and make something really special: a traditional Cornish Clotted Cream fudge with a twist: using our own farm Maple syrup (since we're already getting ready to tap our trees, hopefully next month).
To make this fudge, we simply combined:
225 g of our clotted cream
100 g of our Maple syrup
275 g of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
|Fudge ingredients are all combined in a saucepan.|
|Getting close to the magic 116 C|
|Whisking the fudge as it cools|
|As the fudge solidifies it is just about ready to be transferred....|
|Spreading the fudge on parchment paper|
We are not big fans of traditional fudge....it is usually much too sweet for our liking. This fudge however is just amazing. It does not taste as sweet as you would expect. On the other hand, it is incredibly creamy and simply melts in your mouth.
|Cornish style Maple clotted cream fudge...well worth the effort|
We decided to look into it this week, knowing that the temperatures in this greenhouse have gone to 0.
|Our growing dome is looking like an igloo|
Running the dome "off grid", we've now concluded that temperatures will always likely reach around 0 C in the Winter. This means that many crops will simply not survive. Our tomato plants for example are all dead. There are a few things however that do seem to survive. In particular, cold hardy crops like Kale are still doing well.
|In the Growing Dome, the Kale is still "alive"|