Recipe Scene: Cheesy Garlic Bread

This bread is slightly fiddly to prepare, but so worth it. As the name suggests it is basically a huge cheesy garlic bread. It can be made with any shaped loaf, but I think a round loaf looks the best. Any cheese can be used but I find a mix of tasty and mozzarella works well, or you can use a shop bought pizza cheese. Although it’s really nice with herbs or chili added, I think this version is the best. The only trouble is there are usually no leftovers – it’s generally demolished within minutes of being placed on the table.

 

Ingredients

I loaf of bread – home made or bought

100 grams butter – more or less, depending on how buttery you like it

3 cloves garlic, crushed

200 grams grated cheese

 

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Place loaf on a chopping board and cut into cubes, being careful not to cut through the base. The smaller pieces on the edge of the bread may fall off but that’s ok, you can stick them back in later.
  3. Soften the butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds to make it easier to spread. Add the crushed garlic, mix well and spread carefully on the cut side of each ‘tower’ of bread.
  4. Gently but firmly push handfuls of cheese down between the gaps. Don’t worry if it looks messy, it will all come together. If small edge bits have fallen off, stick back onto the loaf using any leftover butter.
  5. Wrap the bread in foil and place in the oven on a tray. Bake for 15 minutes, unwrap the top of the foil to allow the bread and cheese to crisp up, cook for a further 5 minutes.

About Kate Delbridge 163 Articles
Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.

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