It is the quintessential, polarising English dessert: the scone.
Does the cream or the jam come first?
If there is one person in this world that can end this age-old debate, it’s…well it’s obviously Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
Our answer comes from The Crown, the meticulously researched Netflix show about the Queen’s life. Producers of the show have evidently applied thorough investigation into how the Queen eats her scones, and thus have given us a conclusive answer.
And the results are: cream first, jam second.
The critical scene comes from Season Two, Episode Eight, when the Queen cuts the scone, ever-so-elegantly puts the cream on the scone, and then places the jam on top.
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Those on the opposing side of this method would argue that this is problematic, as Jam needs a surface to grab a firm hold on to, which cream clearly does not provide, and only that of the scone’s surface does.