Stuffed Cheese Bread w/ Herbs
The next time someone asks you to bring something to a potluck dinner or BBQ, bring this.
It can be made the day before, it is easy to transport and receives rave reviews every time!
I usually make this with 2 long loaves of bread, or baguettes, but I had this wonderful large round boulle, so used that instead.
Use whatever herbs you have on hand. I always have chives, basil & parsley in the garden, so while I am deadheading the plants, I remember to make this.
Don't skip the arugula, that is what makes this bread spicy and a bit different.
Go for any cheese you like, I like mozzarella, but I don't see why you couldn't use fontina, brie or gruyere.
Here's the recipe:
Take a long loaf of bread and slice in half.
Scoop out the middle, and save the insides for breadcrumbs later.
You will need:
2 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp green onion (or chives)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh arugula leaves
1 cup of shredded mozzarella (or your favorite cheese)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt & pepper
In a bowl, combine the stuffing ingredients and mound into the hollowed out bread.
Put the lid back on the bread to cover and wrap tightly in aluminum foil.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Wait till cool enough to slice.
I also grill this on the top rack of my grill in the foil and it comes out terrific!