Before, we travel too far, I think you should know something about me. I have a beautiful fig plant outside called Figgy Pop. That might seem an innocuous statement seeing as how many people fancy themselves kitchen gardeners. I’m sure some even venture so far as to grow a fig plant.
It’s that last bit that kind of lingers. It’s always a good idea to label your plants in the common horticultural tongue. Of course, any gardener worth a grain of salt will spend hours pruning and caring for these little budding wonders. But what kind of crackpot fruititarian names their plants??? Even if it is a bloody brilliant name.
What can I say? One day, I stopped by my local grocery store and sitting outside in the hot, afternoon sun was a verdant, wide leafed plant hiding full grown brown turkey figs. And just like that, the name Figgy Pop bounced into my head like those leaves bouncing in the blustry wind. So I brought him home, planted it in the bright afternoon sun and waited until more figs appeared. Turns out, I am perfectly content to rip ripened fruit off stem and vine just to whip it into a glorious afternoon tea. No harm no foul. After all, Figgy Pop is a plant and I’m hungry!
Who doesn’t love a little afternoon tea, eh? This one features a quickstep Fig Mostarda paired with hints of Swiss and gorgeous slices of honey glazed ham wrapped in a warm, homemade buttermilk biscuit for a simple Fig Mostarda & Ham Afternoon Tea Biscuits!
- Fig and Cognac Jam, homemade or storebought
- Dijon mustard
- 1-2 buttermilk biscuits, homemade or storebought
- 2-4 slices honey ham
- 1 slice of Swiss cheese
- Black Mission Figs, for serving
- Prep and bake the buttermilk biscuits per instructions.
- For each biscuit, spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on one side of the biscuit. Top with a thin layer of sweet fig and cognac jam. Add 2 slices of honey ham and half a slice of swiss cheese. Serve when the biscuits are still oven warm!
- Pairs beautifully with lightly scented black teas such as a Prince of Wales or a Lady Grey.