Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread on Crack

When it comes to writing something interesting for this post, I believe the image pretty much speaks for itself, which means that it doesn't need additional background information.  Therefore, let's just cut to the chase, because honestly, looking at the finished product, what's not to love about this bread?  For one thing it's bread (and who doesn't like bread?), and for another, it's covered in cheesy goodness.  Needless to say it was a huge hit!
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread on Crack

1 round Italian loaf
1 stick butter, melted
1/8 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
3 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 tsp. chopped parsley
10-12 oz. shredded cheese (I used Sargento Artisan Blends – Double Cheddar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut the bread into cubes (size is up to you), making sure you DO NOT cut all the way through the bottom of the loaf.

In a medium bowl, combine the butter, EVOO, onion, mustard, poppy seeds, garlic, and parsley.

Pour the butter mixture over the loaf, making sure to definitely fill in the cracks using a small spoon, and spreading the mixture across the top.  This may seem time consuming, but it will definitely be worth your trouble.  Now, stuff the cheese down in the cracks.  This will work best if you use your hands.

Once the bread is ready, wrap it with aluminum foil, making sure that the sides are properly sealed.  Next, place the prepared loaf on a baking sheet and cook for around 15-20 minutes.  When done, remove the bread from the oven, take off the aluminum foil, and place it back into the oven.  Let the bread cook for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is all melted.


Source: Food Wanderings in Asia


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