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tea scones with rose hip jelly

Some weeks ago I attempted to make Bisquik muffins, a scone-like confection with a jam center whose primary ingredient is —you guessed it.  The recipe that my mother had saved from the side panel of a Bisquik box in the ’70s called for raspberry jam as the filling for the middle. When I was little and she first made them, I called ‘em “Suprise Muffins”.  However, this time around, I did not have raspberry jam and wanted something more sophisticated & exotic anyway, so I substituted rose hip jelly (which I had) and which unfortunately did not hold up well to baking but got all watery.  Keep in mind that in my family I am the only one who actually likes rosehip jelly when I tell you what happened next: my sister Michelle tried one of the muffins and got an unexpected suprise indeed.  According to her, the rose hip jelly center “tasted like cleaning fluid”!  I will concede that the flavor was a little harsh; maybe I should mix raspberry/strawberry and rose hip jam until it gets a more “natural” taste next time!

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