A little while ago, I was looking for a recipe for a vegan 'clotted cream'. I had no success and attempted to make up my own recipe, but it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. Imagine my delight when a new vegan business started up and made the cream I had dreamed of tasting!
Mimilicious make Devonshire Klotted Kream, an oat-based alternative to dairy clotted cream. The ingredients are: water, pure oats, coconut oil, sunflower spread (sunflower oil,
vegetable oils, salt, emulsifier - mono and diglycerides - vitamins E
& A, colour - natural carotenes - vitamins D2 & B12) rapeseed
lethicin, xanthan gum, vanilla extract, sea salt. A small pot (110g)
of cream costs £1.99 and a large pot (200g)
costs £3.75, which I think is really good value for the quality of the product. A percentage of all sales go to a different animal charity every month!
I couldn't wait to try the cream out, and what better way for a Cornish girl to have clotted cream than in a cream tea! I made a batch of scones using this recipe, which can be veganised by using vegan margarine and soya or rice milk. I have made this scone recipe loads of times and they turn out really well.
When having a cream tea you must put the jam on first (Devonians will tell you differently but don't listen to them!) and then the cream on top.
I shared my cream tea with my mum (who isn't vegan) and we both absolutely loved the cream. I was never a fan of dairy cream, but this vegan version is really nice - light and tasty. Mum said that it does taste quite similar to dairy clotted cream, and she really enjoyed it (even more so as it doesn't contain any cholesterol!).
I will definitely be purchasing a pot of this again and I highly recommend it. Mimilicious also make an Almost Raw Pumpkin Peanut Butter Silk Pie and a Raw Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake, both of which look amazing so perhaps I will try those next time I buy some cream!