More Summer Garden Party Bites-Jarlsberg and Hazelnut Biscuits with Black Forest Ham
I'm a Southerner, originally, so have always loved buttermilk biscuits. I'm pretty sure, however, that you don't have to have Southern roots to love biscuits. I worked in a catering kitchen in New York, many years back-with a chef from San Francisco, where we regularly made little biscuits as a base for canapé type sandwiches, which travel well from brunch all the way through cocktail parties. I learned there that an array of herbs, nuts and cheeses can be added to biscuits to create a wonderful variety of flavors.
Jarlsberg is a sweetly nutty cheese, so when thinking about flavors that would complement it, I hit upon the idea of hazelnuts, also nutty in a sweet kind of way I happen to think they are a great match. And sandwiching them with thin slices of Black Forest Ham and Honey Mustard (you may also add another slice of Jarlsberg to the sandwich, if you like) well that's a no brainer. Recipe follows…
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