Garlic Cheese Bread

A few years ago, I saw this bread being made on the food channel. {I was having my nails done and copied the recipe on a scrap of paper} I have put my own spin on the recipe and it has become a favorite. It is fast to put together and delicious. Larry and I love it. Yesterday I was asked to post the recipe. Enjoy.

Photo: The Food Network gets credit

Garlic Cheese Bread

INGERDIENTS:

1 stick unsalted butter~melted

3 Tablespoons olive oil

4 – 6 cloves garlic minced

Kosher salt

1 – 2 teaspoons dried Oregano

1/2 – 1 cup Asiago cheese

1 {about 8″} round loaf of French Country or Sourdough Bread ~ I buy the Kroger bakery bread for this recipe

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Use a bread knife to cut a “hatch pattern into the top of the bread. {stopping short from cutting all the way through the bottom of the loaf, so it stays together.}

In the pan where you melted the butter, add the olive oil and garlic to the butter. Stir often and cook till golden. {Just a few moments}

Stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt and oregano. Remove from heat.

Gently separate the cubes of bread around the top of the loaf. Spoon garlic butter into the cuts and spread it around the cut surface. Use all butter except 2 Tablespoons.

Slather the rest of the garlic butter on top of the loaf.

Sprinkle the cheese between the cuts and on top of loaf. Wrap the loaf in foil.

Put bread on a baking sheet, bake bread till heated through about 10-15 minutes.

Unwarap the loaf, and bake 5 more minutes till top is crispy..

Serve Immediately and have fun pulling it apart!

Till next time.

Valentine.

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