Stuffed Italian Bread

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Stuffed Italian Bread
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 9:23am

Stuffed Italian Bread

1 Italian loaf, about 12” long
1 stick butter, melted
1/8 c. olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, grated
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. poppy seeds
3 T. chopped parsley
12 oz. grated cheese (any Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby type combo is good)

Preheat oven to 350°.  Mix the melted butter, olive oil, garlic, mustard, poppy seeds, and parsley in a bowl. 

Cut the bread into cubes with X-slices without cutting all the way to the bottom of the bread.

Pour the butter-garlic mixture carefully into those x-cracks using a small spoon and ladle it over the top of the bread.   Fill those cracks with cheese. 

Wrap the entire loaf with foil, sealing the sides properly and bake 15-20 minutes.   Remove from the oven and unwrap.   Bake another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and gooey. 


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