Devonshire Splits

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English Provincial Cooking

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1980

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Today, when a Cream Tea is offered, Devonshire Splits are often replaced by scones. Scones can be very good with clotted cream and jam but the true Cream Tea served to visitors in the first half of the twentieth century consisted of splits, cream and home-made jam. Children were sometimes given splits with cream and Golden Syrup, which were known as “thunder and lightning”. Splits should contain very little sugar and plenty of salt and are good hot for breakfast or filled with ham or cheese