Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day Recipes with Jarlsberg Cheese

I've been a mom for about 10 years now and I have yet to be treated to breakfast in bed.  However, I still get spoiled in many other ways and hopefully you moms out there do too.  I've got a couple of recipes using Jarlsberg cheese that would be great for treating mom for breakfast.  I also think these make great brunch recipes so save these if you're entertaining this month or hosting a bridal or baby shower soon.

Corn Muffins with Nut Pesto

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1 1/3  cups cornmeal
1 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 pinch white pepper
4 tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup Jarlsberg® cheese

5 tbsp. olive oil
1 pack fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup cashew nuts
salt and pepper


To make the corn muffins:
Pre-heat the oven to 425°F. Whisk together the milk and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and butter. Add the liquid and stir. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases. If possible, use stiff paper cups, so the muffins stand up better. Cut the cheese into cubes and press them down into the mixture. Bake in the center of the oven for about 15 minutes. This cornbread can also be baked in a large round baking tin, about 8 inch diameter. Combine the ingredients for the nut pesto in a blender or using a hand blender. Pulse or blend until coarsely chopped. Serve the corn muffins with extra Jarlsberg® Cheese, nut pesto and thin slices of cured ham, if desired.

Jarlsberg® Quiche

1 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. water

1 cup pork, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 leek
4 eggs
1/2 cup Jarlsberg®
3 tbsp. parsley
4 tbsp. cream


TO make the quiche:
Start with the crust. Mix butter, flour, water and salt together in a large bowl. Knead thoroughly until you get a firm dough. Pack the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. Press dough into the full surface of the pie plate and cover with aluminum foil. Prebake in oven at 400°F for 10 minutes, before you remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 10 minutes. While waiting for the crust, sauté bacon in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the leek at the end of cooking time. Whisk the eggs and cream together in a bowl and add grated Jarlsberg® Cheese, parsley and the sautéed bacon and leek. Pour the filling into the crust and top with grated Jarlsberg®. Bake in oven at 400°F for 15 minutes or until edge is golden brown and center is set. Serve with a fresh salad and in the company of others.

About Jarlsberg® cheese:  The nationally recognized premium brand of cheese
was created in 1956 using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It's all part of the legend...and Norway's most guarded recipe! Jarlsberg Cheese Minis is the winner of the 2014 Men’s Health Best Foods For Men Award.

1 comment:

  1. The cornmeal muffins sound so good with the Jarlsberg cheese! I just got some cornmeal and wanted a good recipe, now I have it!