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How To Make Britain’s Legendary Clotted Cream At Home [WATCH]

If you’ve never had authentic British clotted cream, you’ve been missing out.

Sure, you might be able to find a tiny jar of it that doesn’t taste that great in some specialty import stores, but it doesn’t come close to spreading a generous portion of the real deal on a scone.

Fortunately, it’s quite simple to make, as Chef John from FoodWishes has demonstrated with the above YouTube video. Chef John takes you through the entire process on how this morning spread is made, and its one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever watched.

For those of you who have never heard of clotted cream, it’s a sweet, buttery, and rich spread made from gently warming cream with indirect heat. It gets its name from the “clots,” or solidified thickness, of the cream that results from that cooking process. Popular for tea time and to spread on scones in Britain, the name makes it slightly offsetting to the rest of the world.

Problem with that is that everybody outside of the UK is sleeping on clotted cream as a result. It’s really one of the greatest tasting foods in the world. As Chef John puts it:

“I can’t decide whether this stuff tastes like the world’s creamiest butter or the world’s butteriest cream.”

Neither can I, but man, is this spread delicious.

Seriously, watch the video, learn how to easily make this British staple, and spread it on everything. Scones, biscuits, pancakes, cobblers, or even stick it in some ice cream or in between some crepes.

It’s a shame that more places in the US don’t make or offer this luxurious morning treat.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Edible Good Luck: Shamrock Flavored Chips

Shamrock Chips

Now you can eat your way through some good luck with the first shamrock flavored food, Shamrock and Sour Cream crisps, created by Ireland-based Keogh’s Family Farm.

According to Keogh’s founder Tom Keogh, “the idea for a shamrock crisp came from our absolute pride in being Irish farmers and a constant need to be innovative.”

Not to be confused with a Shamrock Shake, which is just a mint shake dyed green, these potato chips are actually flavored with those four-leafed symbols of good luck.

Because UK-ers go hard on St. Patrick’s Day, Keogh’s is launching their new unique flavor along with Dubliner Cheese & Onion, Atlantic Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, and Roast Beef & Irish Stout in the UK. Unluckily, those of us here in the US will have to wait to try these crazy chips as Keogh’s online store is still under construction.

Still, it’s probably safe to say that these clover crisps would pair well with a green beer.

H/T + PicThx Foodista

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Food Trucks

Zombie Food Truck Brings New Meaning to ‘Brain Food’

If London ever hosts the Olympics again, it can perform a tribute to Gory Gourmet’s unusual zombie-like menu during its unnecessary four-hour-long opening ceremony.

Mark Jankel, owner of the London-based Street Kitchen food truck, created this special zombie-themed food truck and hit the streets last week in honor of “The Walking Dead Season 2” release on DVD and Blu-Ray August 27.

This obviously isn’t what your elementary school teacher meant when they taught you about “brain food,” but it was probably the first thing that came to mind the first time you heard the term used.

The truck features the “Big Brain Burger,” “Crispy Brain Dippers,” a “Brain Salad Wrap,” and side orders consisting of “Feet and Thyroid Nuggets” and “Skewered Hearts.

For those wondering what the brains in these dishes are made up of, they are actual cow brains. That is the shock value that Jankel was looking to provide and it seemed to have worked as people flocked to the truck like zombies.

Cow brains as food might sound a little taboo to those who grew up watching shows like Fear Factor, but if you ever see“Sesos” offered at a Mexican taco truck, you’ve just found yourself a place to have a zombie-like dinner.

The Menu:

  • Big Brain Burger-

Cow brain with smoked mustard mayo, lettuce and cheese in a sesame seed bun.

  • Crispy Brain Dippers-

Crispy chunks of brain with barbecue sauce.

  • Brain Salad Wrap-

Crispy chunks of brain with wild rocket and tarragon mayo.

  • Feet and Thyroid Nuggets-

Nuggets of pig’s feet and cow thyroid with herb mayo.

  • Skewered Hearts-

Grilled beef heart skewers with horseradish mayo.

 

[Thx HuffPost, and Oddity Central]