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Cheese & Garlic Crack Bread (Pull Apart Bread)

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Ingredients

  • Garlic Butter:
  • 1 crusty loaf of Italian, Sourdough, or Vienna Bread
  • 3/4 C shredded mozzarella cheese or any Italian Blend (meltable)
  • 7 T unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Large Garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1 T fresh parsley, finely chopped

Details

Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F
Combine butter, garlic & salt in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir
thru parsley.
Cut the bread on a diagonal into 1" diamonds but do not cut all the way thru.
Use your fingers or a knife to pry open each crack and drizzle in a teaspoon of butter and stuff in a pinch of cheese. No need to be neat but it's nice to have some of the butter drizzled over the crust.
Wrap with foil and bake for 15 min till the cheese has mostly melted, then unwrap and bake for 5 mins more to make the bread nice and crusty.
Serve immediately

TO MAKE AHEAD:
After wrapping with foil, wrap with cling wrap as well. Store in the fridge overnight or freeze to store for longer. To cook, thaw then follow recipe instructions to bake.
The denser the bread the better the peices will hold together when pulled off.
NOTE: Use already baked bread, not uncooked bread dough.

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