If you’re a fan of Pinterest you may have seen these Blooming Garlic Bread pins flying by for the past few days. I am a HUGE fan of appetizers and decided to give it a go!
Blooming Garlic Bread
- 1 store bought round bread loaf – I used Calabrese
- 1/2 stick of butter
- Chopped Garlic – I used 4 cloves
- 1.5 cups of shredded cheese – I used mozzarella
- 1/2 cup fresh parmesan
- 1 finely chopped green onion
Turn the loaf 90 degrees and repeat the process again. This is tricky so go slowly and hold the load together firmly by putting on hand on the far end and your elbow against the other almost like you’re hugging it together.
In a saucepan melt the butter and garlic until the butter is infused by the garlic. Next brush the garlic butter into the bread, be sure to dribble or brush in between each square and over the top surface.
Now take each of the cheeses and green onion and tuck between all sides of each square; save some of the fresh parmesan and sprinkle on the top.
Wrap the stuffed loaf (ok that’s hilarious) in aluminum foil and place in the over at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, unwrap the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheeses are fully melted.
Oh yeah, now there’s a whole lotta cheesy goodness!!!
You can easily modify this by adding tomatoes and onion for a Bruschetta taste or how about pepperoni and tomato sauce for Pizza night?
This is a fun appetizer which you pull apart with your hands, or if you prefer you could use a fork but pulling the warm, garlicky bread is half of the fun.