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Sharing My Recipes, My Life, And The Food Tale Of Two Cities

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

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This Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread couldn’t be easier to make or more delicious. First, start out with a boule. That’s just French for “ball”. Place the boule on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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Now for its close-up. You won’t believe how good this is.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Cook Time: 35 minutes
Equipment: Rimmed baking sheet, parchment paper

Ingredients:
1 2-pound boule (round French loaf of bread)
1 cup (2-sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, grated
4-ounces cream cheese room temperature
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, reserved for the top
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5  fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F
Place the boule (round loaf of French bread) on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper score the bread, in a criss-cross pattern, almost all the way through.

In a large bowl, add room temperature unsalted butter, grated garlic, softened cream cheese, finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, grated garlic, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and finely chopped basil leaves. Mix to combine. Stuff all the bread crevasses with the filling.

Place the baking sheet, just below the center position. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven. Turn the oven off. Sprinkle the top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Place the boule back into the hot oven, keeping a close watch for another 1-2 minute longer allowing the cheese to become gooey and delicious.

Notes:
If you are using a smaller loaf, you will need to cut back on the amount of cheese and other ingredients you use.

Serve hot. Perfect with a side of marinara sauce.

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Rain Lilies

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I have to say that I made a great choice in planting Rain Lilies. Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, gets its share of rain. During the summer months, these darlings are blooming like crazy.

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La Note Restaurant Provencal

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Another great find thanks to Melissa is La Note. Located in downtown Berkeley, CA. a traditional bistro with breakfast and lunch fare along with rustic Provencal dinners in a quaint atmosphere. Just from the pictures, Melissa just sent to me, I can tell you I’ve already fallen in love with this place. On my next visit to see my daughter, I will be dining here. Here’s a few more pics of Melissa’s visit to La Note.

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Cinnamon brioche with lavender honey.

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Lea Ouffs Lucas scrambled eggs with goat cheese and chives alongside roasted tomatoes. This dish looks amazing!

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Creme fraiche pancakes. Another winner!

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Melissa’s “crushing it” as usual. Her taste in food and unique places to visit in the Bay Area. For more information go to their website at www.lanoterestaurant.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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