Monday, February 6, 2012

Baked Cheese in Bread Bowl



For those of you who are addicted to anything involving cheese this is the world’s most fabulous dip! To die for, yes I probably am over exaggerating, however this is honestly how I feel.


Due to finding this fantastic loaf of bread at HyVee, I decided we would have to make this dip for the Super Bowl, as I just had to have it. 


On top of my infatuation with cheese, I love garlic, hence the choice of Garlic Crown, plus this is just a gorgeous loaf of bread, the ridges and the dark gold and brown just make it lovely as a bread bowl at a party. 

When you make this the first time, play with your choices in cheeses, just because the recipe calls for a very specific cheese that isn’t particularly your favorite doesn't mean it can't be substituted. Always keep this in mind when cooking; it's ok to make something your own! 

First we used a different kind of bread both times we've made this. First time we used King's Hawaiian-Original Hawaiian Sweet Bread, we also used mascarpone as this was the only other cheese product we had in the fridge at the time. This turned out really sweet and surprisingly delish. Our family kept going back for more and before the family event was over the entire thing was gone. 

This time we doubled the artichokes used, added black olives, and used the garlic loaf from HyVee. Hardest part of the recipe is removing the guts of the bread. Carefully is in caps for a reason! I ripped a hole in the bottom of our loaf by mistake by being overzealous! Whoops. Note: even when it's slightly bruised and not gorgeous, it's how it tastes that matters (unless you're on Chopped, in which case don't put disgusting tasting or looking food in front of them). Also, if you have too much of the filling, it never hurts to have some spare rolls just lying about.

Below you'll find the recipe:


BAKED CHEESE DIP IN SOURDOUGH BOWL
Borrowed from: My Mom's friend Carolyn


Before Baking


1 10 inch sourdough bread  - remove most of the inside of the loaf CAREFULLY. Save...
1 can drained or 1 cup  chopped baby artichokes.
1 cup Brie (cut into small pieces)
3 minced cloves of garlic
2/3 cup mayonnaise or thick  plain yogurt
2/3 cup jack cheese grated
2/3 cup Parmesan grated
2/3 Cup sharp cheddar
1 small white or brown onion chopped

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. (We use our hands to mix it all together and to put it inside the bread bowl.) Put ingredients inside hollowed out bread bowl then place bread lid on top! Line baking pan with foil and place bread bowl in center of pan.
Bake 1 ¼ hours at 350 degrees.
Serve with French bread cubes or Wheat Thins or slightly cooked broccoli or slightly cooked carrot strips.

Inside a delish pretzel roll!

Kalamata Olive rolla


Super Seed Bread (I honestly don't know what it's called)

We save all of the bread we take out of the insides of the rolls to use for later dipping.

I hope you enjoy!




2 comments:

Mary said...

This looks and sounds delicious. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad Idid that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nikki Tegtmeyer said...

Mary you are too sweet! I'm glad you dropped by...I'm still working on breaking off my fooding from my life blog...Hopefully I'll figure out a name soon :) Have yourself a wonderful day as well! ~ Nikki