Vikkie and I managed to get lost in Edmonton and ended up at Kuhlmann’s. Kuhlmann’s nursery sells a variety of specialty food and gardening items. We stepped in without any intention of buying, but step out with a jar of The Jam Lady’s Jalapeno Jelly. To enjoy this jelly, I made cheddar cheese biscuits. My family liked it so much, that three batches of biscuits later I had to run back to Kuhlmann’s to find out who this Jam Lady is and what else she makes. Her name is Donna Borody and this week I am gonna meet her at City Market.
Here is the recipe for the biscuits in case you want to taste the magic.
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of cold butter cubes
1/2 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup & 2 tbsp of cold buttermilk
For brushing on top
3 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Sift flour and mix with all dry ingredients and butter cubes. Mix the butter into the dough with your hands. Add a little bit of buttermilk at a time and collect the dough into a ball. Be careful not to over work the dough or else the biscuits will turn out chewy. Dust some flour on the counter and flatten the dough to about 2/3 inch thickness. Use a 3 inch cookie cutter or a cup to cut out biscuits. Place the biscuits on a buttered baking tray. Mix all the “brushing on top” ingredients together and spread on the biscuits using a brush. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
My verdict: Discovering an excellent product and then figuring out how to use it is exciting. Salty, doughy biscuits were a perfect complement for Jalapeno Jelly.