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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cheesy Bread Pulls

Photo courtesy of Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register
   One of the local grocery stores recently hosted a Holiday Cooking Contest. This recipe for Cheesy Bread was selected as one of the finalist in the appetizer category. After the competition, we got to sample the goods. This cheesy bread tasted as good as it looked with a little extra kick from the bacon, Italian dressing and garlic. 

Appetizer Finalist
Cheesy Bread Pulls
Nora Miller, Patoka
1 (1 lb.) round or oval sourdough bread loaf.
1 package of Kraft colby jack cheese slices with a touch of Philadelphia
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp. Zesty italian dressing
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use serrated knife to create vertical cuts, 1 inch apart in top of bread loaf, and ensure you do not cut through to bottom of loaf.

Cut cheese slices and press into cuts in bread along with the bacon. 
Place loaf on large sheet of foil and mix in remaining ingredients, drizzle over bread. Wrap bread with foil, place on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until heated through. Unwrap bread after 15 minutes.
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