Monday, November 12, 2012

The Most Cheese-tacular Bread of My Life

Cheese bread
Once upon a time when my Great Aunt Ida was among us she loved to go on luncheon outings. Her favorite haunts: Red Lobster and this other seafood restaurant in her town. Cheesy biscuits were always consumed and I have a hard time thinking about cheese breads without thinking of her. A few weeks back for my father-in-law’s birthday my mother in law made a fantastic cheese stuffed bread from her childhood that’s perhaps that most cheese-tacular (or cheese-tastic, if you prefer) bread I’ve ever had in my life. I think Aunt Ida would most definitely approve…

You start by taking a round bread, making holes throughout the top then soaking it in cream. Yes, soaking it in CREAM! You spoon the cream that collects in the bottom of the dish back in every once in a while over the coarse of a couple hours until it’s nice and saturated. Then you fill the holes with Emmental cheese. You grate some additional cheese on top then bake at 350 until the top is golden and the cheese is melty. This bread was GLORIOUS. I can only imagine taking the leftovers and making cheesy bread French toast the next morning (alas, I didn’t get up early enough to share in the leftovers so I’ll have to make this myself one of these days when company is coming. Have you ever had a cheesy bread like this one? If not, what’s your favorite cheesy bread form?

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