Blue Cheese Bread
- 8 ounces blue cheese
- 1 cup unsalted butter - (2 sticks) room temperature
- 2 French bread baguettes - (2 lbs total) halved lengthwise (or 4 sourdough flutes)
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
- Chopped celery tops
Blend cheese and butter in processor until smooth. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.)
Preheat broiler. Broil bread crust-side up until crisp. Turn and broil cut side until light brown. Spread cheese mixture over cut side of bread. Sprinkle liberally with pepper. Broil until cheese bubbles and begins to brown. Remove from broiler and sprinkle bread with celery. Cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces.
This recipe yields 12 servings.