Missing Proper Scones With Clotted Cream and Jam Something Fierce

Ya’ll, I am really missing being on vacation. Not only do you get to visit amazingly beautiful sites AND escape your worries and the mundane crap that “regular” life comes with, you get to eat EVERYTHANG. Vacation food calories are always zero, even when smothered in mayonnaise. Especially then.
I decided it’d be fun to share my food pictures from my recent vacation. I made it a point to photograph as much food as I could, because my idea of what a good vacation is is eating with wild abandon and zero guilt. Obviously, I didn’t snap a pic of literally everything I ate, or we’d be here all week. Behold, some of the best and most interesting things I ate inhaled (in chronological order):
How’d our flight from Reno to Denver know we were going to the Netherlands? Way better than a package of four broken mini pretzels!
Literally, the second we got off the shuttle and we dropped our luggage off at our houseboat, I went looking for these. Patat Frites are literally everything I’d hoped they’d be.
My first time trying street Kurdish food and I didn’t get the shits! This woman is crazy talented. I have no idea what it was we ate, but it was amazing!
This is the stuff of my food dreams, man. Blocks of cheese bigger than your head. *faints*
The fresh fruit at our neighborhood food market was tempting, but I, of course, went with the fried potatoes and mayonnaise sauce. Totally the right choice.
Wait…what? Shut up. No.way.
After consuming this one beer precisely two hours after arriving in Amsterdam (and after 12 hours of travel), I promptly fell asleep right there at the bar.
Homemade eggs (that you don’t refrigerate) with zucchini from the market and Turkish coffee. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.
A waffle with powdered sugar, right in front of the ‘I Amsterdam’ sign. Heaven.
Except, they don’t serve coffee there. Vewy twicky.
Ya’ll, this is Kinder-flavored gelato. I’m drooling and shaking like an addict just thinking about it.
This is a cheese sandwich. Literally, just cheese and bread. No mayo, no butter, no chutney. Literally, just cheese. Just bread. It would have been the most boring sandwich in the world except that that was the finest cheese I’ve ever eaten. That bad bitch didn’t need any conflicting flavors hiding its delectable flavor. I could go on about this sandwich, but this is getting weird. I’ll stop.
We got a free Heineken after the stroke-inducing strobe light tour. We may have gotten more than just the one free drink.
Dutch pancakes, or pannenkoeken, are nothing like American pancakes, but they ARE delicious! Savory and sweet varieties here.
This literally looks like dog food packed into a patty, but I assure you, haggis is freaking delicious. This is a haggis roll that we shared. I hate sharing.
Celebratory we-somehow-found-our-first-Scottish-house-stay-despite-being-packed-like-sardines-in-a-too-small-car-and-we-were-newbie-wrong-side-of-the-road-drivers wine.
We thought we were buying a pork roast, but it turned out to be “bacon”. It was still pretty damn tasty.
The no-refrigerating-eggs thing was pretty strange to get used to, but I’m convinced they taste better than eggs in America.
Marks & Spencer tea at a very cold Stirling Castle. M&S is EVERYTHING. I miss it so hard.
The cold is never a deterrent when it comes to ice cream. This, folks, is a strawberry ice cream cone made with Scottish cream and the finishing touch-a Flake for added flair. Perfection. Just gorgeous.
We had no idea how to eat these. Do you heat them up in the oven and eat them with syrup? Are they eaten cold and plain? We never could decide how to do it, so, instead, we let them get moldy (which doesn’t take long in such a wet and humid environment).
We got bread with our fish and chips. Just a plain piece of bread. I found this really amusing.
Our first traditional fish and chips was in Stirling. They weren’t bad, but the lack of seasoning was a bummer. I always felt like an asshole heavily salting and peppering everything I ordered.
This is a Victoria sponge muffin I got at M&S. It was the best muffin I’ve EVER had!
It’s an acquired taste. It totally tastes like orange bubblegum. Right, Lorna?
This picture hardly does the sandwich any justice. It was goat cheese and roasted red pepper and one of the best sandwiches of my life. The soup was Moroccan vegetable and was divine, as well. All of this deliciousness was found at a small cafe on the shore of Loch Katrine in Scotland.
This is a cherry Bakewell tart cookie. It was just as delicious as it looks! I still have dreams of the sweet treats I had.
Black pudding. I tried it. That is all.
Whisky tasters. Not my jam, but, when in…Edinburgh.
Strawberry Scottish cream at Edinburgh Castle. I couldn’t get enough.
Delicious dining and drinking at Hector’s with some awesome friends.
My Scottish friends brought us Scottish treats. We demolished them way too quickly. Not pictured is the Scottish tablet. I’m legit addicted and am planning on making some at home. It’s straight up a diabeetus delicacy.
Tea time on the Royal Britannia
This was not exactly what I envisioned when I ordered cheese fries. But, cheese? Good. Fries? Good. It was all good.
All good bloggers hold their food up as if it were the second coming just for a good photo op.
This is a proper steak and ale pie. And, proper it was.
Tunnock’s Tea Cakes are LIFE!
A vegetation Scottish breakfast is pretty legit. Potato scones are AMAZING.
Scottish pancakes are seriously amazing. I’d trade in the American ones ANY DAY.
Have you ever seen a longer sausage ever in your life?
This was the day I wondered how far I could really push the sugar intake. And, I think the word is ‘glutton’, not ‘lush’…
Underneath those delectable-looking rainbow sprinkles is honey raspberry oat ice cream. AMAAAAAAAAZING.
I saw these everywhere. I always thought my sugar obsession knew no bounds. I could never let myself buy one of these. I’m still really regretting that decision. How will I ever know how dreamy they are now?
The beer was on point. And, on tap.
Remember how I mentioned Scottish tablets? Well, this is Scottish tablet ice cream. I almost fell down dead it was that good.
I discovered my love of shandys at The Corner House Hotel in Annan, Scotland.
I ordered the vegetarian Scottish breakfast (because nitrates are a huge migraine trigger for me) and Mark, the guy running the hotel, kept asking me how my fake breakfast was!
The owners of The Stable in Brattleby left us a lemon curd cake that wasn’t just super kind, it was to.die.for!
I became full-on obsessed with hazelnut soya or oat milk lattes. I got one literally everywhere we stopped.
I found these almost-too-adorable-to-eat sprinkled donuts in Tesco.
Banoffee Pie at The Stables At Chatsworth House. It wasn’t until I got home that I put two and two together and realized ‘banoffee’ is ‘banana’ and ‘toffee’ put together. How clever (unlike me)!
When you think you’re being responsible by only getting a half pint, but then you end up getting four of them.
I met another fabulous blogger and friend at an amazing restaurant in Leeds that looked out over the city. These were some kind of ravioli and they were amazing.
This is a “whippy”ice cream with hazelnut sauce that I took a picture of in front of some important building in Lincoln. To be honest, I was only thinking about not losing my precious ice cream.
This was the best fish and chips we had on the trip. It only makes sense, because we had them at a local institution in the seaside town of Deal, England.
Day drinking on a Sunday right outside Canterbury Cathedral, but it was OK, because any behavior on vacation is acceptable. Duh.
The hipster avocado toast was alright, but cold pork pie with strange gelatinous filling is just not my favorite.
When in Cornwall (Please excuse my nails here and really, in every picture. I’m so embarrassed)…
We had a Pimm’s Cup right in front of Highclere Castle. Be jealous. It’s OK.
I would kill for an English scone served with clotted cream and jam!
A goat cheese tart and beautiful garden salad in Port Isaac. I really am having withdrawals now.
I can’t even remember what flavor this was because I was too bummed that my pic of my ice cream and the beautiful scenery would be tarnished by the cars in the parking lot. It’s a hard knock life for a loser Instagram addict.
I HAD to try a jacket potato with Heinz beans. It was fart- I mean- fantastic.
Just living the crammed-in-the-backseat-of-a-car-travel life. At least I had my Costa.
We almost missed our ferry to Dublin. Like, threw-our-luggage-dirty-underwear-flying-out-of-the-car-running-screaming-into-the-ferry-terminal almost missed it, so we all had a much-needed adult beverage on the ride over.
In a sea of gourmet, all-you-can-eat breakfast foods at our swanky Dublin hotel, what did I find to eat? Poop on toast? No, my friends, that’s Nutella. When spread onto toasted bread, it has magical healing powers (don’t tell anyone, but I also ate a waffle that same morning).
Guinness at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin? Duh.
The ice cream place at Kylemore Abbey closed before I could get a real ice cream. I had to settle for a freezer-burned Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sandwich. What will people think of me now?
This strange concoction of tart fruit and vanilla ice cream worked. It was so good.
There ain’t nothin better than putting your toes in the sand while you eat a “whippy” ice cream. Except when you get to do it at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula…
These mussels we had in Dingle Town were magnificent.
The best fish cake I’ve ever, ever had!

I can’t believe my little trip down food memory lane is almost over. What was your best travel meal or treat? Let me know in the comments!

Author: fattymccupcakes

Just a thirty-something girl trying to love herself the way she is: fat, rolls, cellulite, and fabulousness.

55 thoughts on “Missing Proper Scones With Clotted Cream and Jam Something Fierce”

  1. Seriously. How in the world did this happen? How long were you there to be able to try all of these delights of life? (Except maybe the black pudding). Goodness, I’m stuffed just reading this. It looks amazing.

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  2. I am drooling all over my keyboard right now!! OMG it all looks amazing!!

    I am so peanut butter and jealous that you got to eat on the Brittania. When I went, it was only a quick tour, but my tour group did go to this amazing little French place afterwards, but still SO jealous!

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  3. Anyone who says English food is terrible hasn’t tried real English food, and these pictures prove it.
    I am seriously craving fish and chips now and no one can tell me it would be wrong to put Nutella on it.

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    1. I totally agree with you about the English food being “terrible”. We ate good. REAL good. In fact, I think American food pales in comparison to English treats alone! You let me know how that fish and Nutella combo is! 😂

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  4. Love it! My mom always taught me that there are three circumstances under which calories don’t count: when you’re on vacation (obviously), when you try (or steal) a bite of food off someone else’s plate, and when you have a single spoonful of ice cream straight out of the carton (no matter how big that spoonful is).

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  5. I have an amazing Nutella Mousse recipe for you to try. You can mix some up and have a delicious spoonful each day, keeping you in touch with your European side. Or, you can eat an entire bowlful and slip into a sugar coma, your choice.
    My favourite thing to have while traveling is always Gelato. I love it!

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  6. My sister loves blood pudding. I tried it, all I’m saying.
    I’ve always wanted to try clotted cream. What does it taste like?
    Please keep sharing, I can pretend I’m there lol.

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  7. Ok first off if you hadn’t posted that one picture of some cottage that you drove on the wrong side of the street to get to😉 you could have posted another good picture which would have been yummy! Second what is a Scottish tablet? Is it an e-reader? Is it an alkaline seltzer? What? And third Banoffe! Banana and Toffee!!!! Why can’t America have such delicious food?!?!

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  8. The Stroopwafel, mushroom risotto, and Pimm’s cup, in particular, all made me salivate. LOVE those three things with a fiery passion! But everything looked absolutely amazing. I’m so glad you’re not one of those folks that go on vacation and eats just the healthy crap–we want to see GOOD food! And you delivered!

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  9. OMG! I haven’t eaten anything today and I’ve gained 20 pounds just living vicariously off this post! Everything looks yummy, but that ravioli looks like heaven on a plate! I’m starved! Time for lunch!
    M.L. James aka Mona
    Also, Katie, you’re probably super busy, but if you get a spare second, I’d love to invite you to my site, Wayward Sparkles, where the inimitable Allen T. St. Clair from The Midnight Goose is guest blogging today! Matter of fact, I found you through him! And I’m so glad I did! Okay, now I’m off to lunch!
    Mona 😎

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  10. They sell those pre-made cold pancakes here too, but 99% of the time they’re labeled “AMERICAN PANCAKES” and have the American flag and Lady Liberty all over them. I’ve never had them, as pancakes are super easy to make. 🙂

    Everything looks very tasty! Good thing we just had dinner or I’d be rummaging for snacks after reading this…

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  11. Eh meh gaaaard!

    How did I miss this post! I sort of wish I didn’t click on it, and now I am super hungry. I blooming love your captions. This post is just perfect!!


  12. Oh my, you had a proper cornish pasty. Only the best. M&S is the best food Hall in the UK. Bit pricey but everything is gorgeous just about. And the food you ate, so much!! Great post

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  13. I was re-reading this post because there are no new posts (ahem). LOL And when I saw the fruit market picture, I noticed something I hadn’t before–green grapes are only around $5 for a little over a pound! I mean–they’re like $7/8 here!

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