Cooking Tragedy: Jim ‘n Nicks Cheese Biscuits …

The Muffins

Today I didn’t eat lunch at work. And after a 9 hour day, I was pretty hungry. I half heartedly expected there to be food in our break room; however, (to my utter disappointment) there was no birthday this week and no left overs from all-nighters or take-out from the previous day.

I wanted something savory, delicious, and a finger food. So, it popped into my head that I was going to attempt to make Jim ‘n Nicks Cheese Biscuits. Ohhhhh Yummy Yummy. So I did just that.

I borrowed the recipe from gas•tron•o•my (My husband likes astronomy, I prefer gastronomy). You can find the recipe here. Or below. But she has better pics on her blog.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar >> I substituted this for splenda baking “sugar”
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Directions:

    Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan.

    Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk egg, milk, butter, and vanilla together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir to blend.

    If you should decide to make these wonderful little morsels here are some tips that others added to the gastronomy blog… (and maybe I should’ve read those before I already poured the batter into the muffin pans.)

    Incorporate shredded cheese into batter. Do not over mix.

    Divide batter evenly among greased muffin tins. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. When fully baked, the tops of the biscuits will be golden and springy to the touch and a thin knife inserted into the center of the biscuits will come out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each biscuit from its mold.

    Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.” (I doubled the ingredients and it made 36 mini muffins)

    Seemingly Innocent Muffin... I think not.

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    Something went horribly wrong!!!

    My muffins look beautiful but they have the consistency of something gummy. I’m having a hard time putting it into words. Its like the ingredients never bonded together and it has an overcooked cheese look to the center but the consistency of a hard paste or gross playground foam. GROSS. Just Look…

    Nasty Playground Foam or... Cheese Biscuit !?!

    Tips?:

    • Maybe try using Buttermilk instead of regular milk.
    • Somewhere in there Corn Meal needs to be used. One person suggested using 1/2 flour and 1/2 Self Rising Corn Meal.
    • Possibly reduce the sugar to 1/2 c.
    • It needs some salt
    • And probably REAL SUGAR. Silly me. **I’m still learning!!!!

    Any Suggestions? … Help. Me.

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    3 thoughts on “Cooking Tragedy: Jim ‘n Nicks Cheese Biscuits …

    1. Use very cold butter and cut this into the flour…this has the consistancy of bisquick mix. Use 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Too much sugar. Try using 1/2 or 1/3 cup. Also, Jim-n-Nick’s sells the biscuit mix and will ship.

      • Hey LeeAnn! I think you’re right, I need to try making them with your tips above. Maybe it’s time for me to try making these homemade “treats” again. And while I’m sure Jim ‘n Nicks sells the mix… there’s just something really nice about achieving their secret homemade concoction, ya know?

        Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

      • well I used 1 cup of aldi’s pancake mix
        1/2 cup of aldi’s biscuit mix
        evaporated milk about 1/4 cup
        water to make a stiff dough
        2 eggs
        1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (mild cheddar/colby)
        5 Tbsp of softened butter
        400 f oven temp
        mini muffin tin 24
        cut the butter into the mixed baking mixes
        added the cheese
        added the milk/water/eggs and mixed until incorporated
        filled tins to almost full
        baked for 12 min. until slight brown on top toothpick came out clean
        let rest for approx 5 minutes
        came out very close to J n N offering

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