Recipe: Savory Bread

A toned-down variant of a Taste of Home recipe, this is basically a tasty cheesy bread that you can vary all sorts of ways.  It’s a good mix that’s just easy to keep nibbling on.  No it’s not really healthy, but you could get the lowest-fat cheese possible and use spread to tone it down a bit.

Great for a party, sports or TV watching, and so on.  Also might be fun with a dip or hummus.

  • 1 1-lb round loaf of sourdough (or similar bread and shape)
  • 8 oz shredded cheese with a kick (I prefer Monterey Jack or a mexican mix)
  • 1/4 cup butter or spread, melted.
  • 4 tbsp dried chives
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Slice bread “grid wise” – cutting crosswise, cuts one inch apart, but not going all the way to the bottom – leave about 1/2-3/4″ bread, then do the same to create a “grid” (rotate the Bread 90 degrees, cut again).  This leaves you a bread loaf that is sliced but still whole with open slices forming a nice grid.
  3. Place bread on Tinfoil – enough to wrap the bread.
  4. Place shredded cheese in the cuts, evenly distribute them.
  5. Melt spread and pour evenly over bread. and cheese.
  6. Sprinkle chives over bread.
  7. Wrap bread fully in tinfoil.
  8. Place bread on cooky sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Unwrap bread and brake for 10 minutes or until cheese is well melted.
  10. Serve.

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