So, here it is, in all of its glory. The moment of complete bliss, ecstasy and delight–the cheesy pull-apart bread. Aesthetically this bread pleases the senses, its got all the factors us foodies want and need in life; cheese, garlic, and warmth all up in us. The thing of beauty, this is extremely easy to make, and is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, or perhaps…a crowd…cheeser 😉
5 cloves garlic
⅓ cup parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small loaf country or sour dough bread
3 tablespoons butter
salt to taste
4 ounces deli sliced mozzarella cheese (or shredded)
Combine the garlic cloves, parsley, and olive oil in a small food processor until the garlic breaks down into small pieces. If you’re using sliced mozzarella, stack the cheese slices and cut into 1 inch squares.
Heat the butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. When the butter melts, add the chopped garlic to the butter along with a pinch of salt and allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes, stirring as necessary so the garlic does not brown. Remove from heat.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF. Using a sharp serrated knife, make 1 inch diagonal cuts across the loaf of bread making sure you don’t cut the bread all the way through. Use a spoon to drizzle the garlic butter into the the cuts of the bread. Stack 3-4 cheese squares and place them in the cuts. Place the garlic bread on a sheet of foil and fold up the sides. Use a second piece to cover the top (we’ll be removing this later). Allow the bread to bake for 10 minutes. Remove the top piece of foil and allow the bread to bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese melts completely. Serve warm.
After your final bake session, simply enjoy and repeat as much as needed. We highly suggest eating this is often as possible as you will be doing your body a favor. Double the points if you make a few loaves of this golden goodness for a party, or soiree as we call them. Thanks, and hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we enjoy it