...and avoid other faux pas.
As we were enjoying afternoon tea on the QM2, at the end of the service, I was again confronted with scones. I was well brought-up in the US, but some foods and situations weren't part of my childhood.
When eating a scone, with jam and clotted cream (or similar, in this case)
Does one separate the halves and eat them separately?
Do I spread the jam or cream on the entire portion or as I go?
Is it acceptable to bite into the scone, or should I tear my portion before eating (as with a dinner roll)?
And, while I'm at it, are there any other faux pas if which I should be aware?
(I heard long ago that the "pinkies up" approach to holding a tea cup is a silly affectation that somehow took hold in the popular mind as "classy")
Thanks - I always try to match the manners of the room, but sometimes need coaching.