Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Saw this in a Holiday cookbook and just had to jot it down. I love blue cheese and garlic so I knew it would be a winning combination. I use my Whole Wheat French Bread Whole Wheat French Bread for the bread. When I don't have chives available, I use 1/4 tsp. onion powder. Excellent with spaghetti!
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon snipped chives
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 loaf unsliced French bread
- In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients.
- Cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices, but not all the way through, leaving slices attached at the bottom.
- Spread cheese mixture between slices. Wrap loaf in a large piece of heavy-duty foil (about 28 inches x 18 inches). Fold foil around bread and seal tightly.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm.
This recipe is very reminiscent of Billy Blue Bread from restaurant in my childhood hometown, and I am thankful for the starting place.<br/><br/>I used a little less blue cheese, added two fresh garlic cloves (minced) in addition to the powdered, and added 1 T or so of mayonnaise (to make it more like what I was craving)... It was pungent, garlicy, and decadent: exactly the dinner (with red wine & a very large salad) I'd hoped for for New Year's Eve.
thanks, this was just what i was looking for to accompany my fish and broccoli.
This is really good. I made half of a batch of the spread and used it for a whole baguette. Definitely one to make again.