Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart Bread

Friday, 2 August 2013

I love breads. White bread, brown bread, rye, boule, baguettes, croissants or brioche, it's amazing how a basic mix of flour and water can taste so good! Bread is eaten as an accompaniment, as a main or even as a snack, and with so many types of spreads and fillings, the possibilities are endless.

I have yet to venture into baking bread (I have absolutely no patience to wait for the dough to rise!), but I love experimenting with different ways to make the humble loaf take on a new taste and texture.

So I had sausage and sharp cheddar cheese left over in the fridge from another baked dish, and a french loaf hanging around sadly in the bread bin because I wanted to cook chicken curry but was too lazy to. It was almost midnight, and the hubs has opened and closed the fridge door 3x but wouldn't admit he's hungry. I was candy crushing and getting frustrated at some irritating level - and decided I needed to cook / bake something.

Here's what went into the oven.

Diet? WHAT Diet?

Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart Bread


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 4 skinny people or 2 very hungry ones.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread (or whatever bread you have getting stale)
  • 120 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 nos. sausage / 120 gr, cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 2 cloves of garlic (more if you prefer)
  • 2 stalks of Spring onions / Scallions, chopped.
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded.
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded.


I used 'REAL' sausages.
Please note that I will not be held responsible for the outcome if you use those hot-dog frozen types.

Method

1. Cut a grid pattern onto the bread, stopping about 1 cm from the bottom of the bread so that it stays together. I used scissors to cut into the bread because I found it much easier rather than using a serrated knife.

Wrap the loaf in aluminium foil, and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Use a serrated knife to slice, and then use a pair of scissors to form the grids. Keep the base intact.
2. Put the sausage pieces and garlic into a food processor. Blitz till roughly minced. Use the pulse mode - otherwise you will end up with a meat paste!

3. Mix the minced sausages and the spring onions with the softened butter, and then spoon the mixture into the seams of the bread. Make sure that its packed into all the crevices and distributed evenly throughout the whole loaf. Sprinkle the shredded cheese atop the bread.

It's close to 1am now - writing this and looking at the pictures isn't helping the rumbly tummy!
4. Cover the top with another sheet of aluminium foil, and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C. After 15 minutes, remove from the oven and open up the top foil. Increase oven temperature to 220 deg C, and bake for another 15 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted, bubbling, and turning brown.

At this point, please avoid taking out the bread before cheese is completely melted. I know the smell which permeates the entire house will make temptation the hardest to resist.

Crispy, crunchy, cheesy, EASY!

5. Tear a piece off... and tear off another... and another...
Good to the last, cheesy bite.

I tried to take those stringy cheese pics, but I was having difficulty trying to operate the camera using my left hand as it is!
MummyMoo





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4 comments :

  1. OOH that looks so so yummy! :)

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  2. T_T For some reason I feel like I'm staring at a pizza! This looks more than yummy! Do you really have to have all the ingredients though in order to accomplish the taste? :3

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    1. Hi Yee Mei,

      You can actually substitute the filling ingredients with anything to your fancy - just like the toppings on a pizza, but you have to have the cheese to give it that 'kick' and pulling fun!

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  3. Pls make some n send it my way soon!

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