Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

(By Pallavi Gambhire)

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 large loaf of French, Italian or sourdough bread
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cups shredded Gouda Cheese
  • Additional chopped green onions, for garnish, if desired

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF
  2. Use a serrated knife to cut a cross-hatch pattern into the bread. Slice 1/2-inch grid lines into the bread by slicing it lengthwise then widthwise without cutting all the way through the bottom crust
  3. Combine the melted butter and garlic. Gently separate the bread with your fingers and drizzle the melted garlic butter mixture in between the cuts. Make sure the entire loaf gets drizzled with the butter mixture
  4. Place the loaf of bread on a piece of aluminum foil that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Wrap the bread half way up. Cover the top with a separate piece of ungreased foil. Place on a large baking sheet and put in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and take off the top piece of foil
  5. Stuff the shredded cheese into the crevices
  6. Sprinkle the green onions over the top, pushing them gently into the bread
  7. Place the bread back in the oven, uncovered, and bake for 15–20 minutes or until the cheese is melted
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