I’m in a major jam, y’all. Seriously.
One of my favorite imaginary friends from the internet is Renee, who writes the delicious and clever Flamingo Musings blog, and also has a site where she sells her jams and marmalades called Freakin’ Flamingo. Renee makes the jams in micro-batches, many of them with ingredients from her own yard in South Florida.
Last week, she was having a contest for a new tagline, and I first suggested “Yes, I AM pretty Flocking Awesome,” but Renee is wholesome and sweet, so she would have nothing to do with something so suggestive. (Those of you who know Renee just choked on your jam, I know. Sorry.) But as a backup, I also offered up “We’ll Tickle Your Tastebuds Pink!”
That idea won, and so Renee sent me some jam. Strawberry-Mint Jam, and some Mango Thai jam and OH MY GOSH, it is awesome. You should go there right now and buy some. Then send it to me. Oh fine, you can keep it for yourself.
I found this jam far too wonderful for regular toast, so I made some scones. Yes, that is them in the picture above.
Don’t act surprised. I cook sometimes.
If you want to make them, do this:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 5 1/2 Tbsp. cold butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk (save the white)
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup flour