Friday, March 11, 2011

Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

This easy recipe was a staple at our house for many years as an after-church snack on Sunday nights. I recently made it again as an appetizer when we had friends over for dinner. There was nothing left. Not a crumb. Once you start snacking on this bread, you won't want to stop until it's gone.

Here's what you'll need:

One round loaf of sourdough bread
1 8-oz block of cheese, cut into thin slices (you can use sharp cheddar, white cheddar
or monterey jack, all are yummy)
1/4 cup bacon pieces (cooked, of course)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teas garlic powder
1 teas poppy seeds
2 green onions, thinly sliced (optional)

With a bread knife, cut thick slices of the bread, but don't cut all the way through.

Now cut slices in the opposite direction to form little squares. Again, don't slice all the way through.

Place the loaf on a piece of foil large enough to wrap around the entire loaf. Stuff the cheese slices into every crevice you can find.

Sprinkle the loaf with the bacon pieces. Combine the butter, garlic powder and poppy seeds. Pour over the entire loaf, getting down into the crevices and all around the edges. If you're using green onions, sprinkle them over the loaf, too.

Tightly wrap the foil around the loaf and on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted throughout the loaf.

Now start pulling that bread apart and enjoy the cheesy goodness!

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