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
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 4 skinny people or 2 very hungry ones.
- 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.
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.|
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!|
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!|
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!|
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