3 months
By Atim Ukoh- Afrolems
So a little story about this one, I was craving the red lobster cheese biscuits. I decided to look up a recipe and found a common thread in all of them. Flour, mayonnaise, cheese were the main ingredients and I decided to make it plain initially. I started thinking of how I could jazz it up. I remembered Nok made Iru biscuits when they first started and the idea of iru was too overwhelming for me at the time so I decided to do something else.

This made me start thinking of the concept of cheese biscuits and I remembered some people add slices of ham. I then thought what can I add? Kilishi? No! Too chewy. Suya? No! Not soft enough. Dambu nama? Bingo!

Dambu Nama is a delicacy from Northern Nigeria. It is shredded beef that is pounded and basically transformed into a cotton wool texture. This is pulled beef to the next level. It was soft enough to work for what I needed it to do.

Recipe for Dambu Nama Cheese Biscuits


1 cup All purpose Flour

1/2 cup Dambu Nama

1/4 cup Mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 cup Milk

3 Tablespoons of Grated Cheddar Cheese

A pinch of Salt


In a bowl, mix your flour, baking powder, salt, milk, mayonnaise, dambu nama and cheese.

Mix all ingredients till you get a soft dough.

Preheat your oven to 425F.

In a muffin tin, grease your pan or line it with parchment paper and scoop some of the dough in each section.

Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Take out and serve warm.






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