Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I love bread, and I thought this recipe sounded really tasty. From "The Florida Keys Cookbook".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. With a sharp bread knife, cut bread in a grid-like (cross-hatch) pattern, taking care NOT to cut through the bottom crust.
  3. Insert cheese slices between each deep cut (about 2 dozen slices).
  4. Place melted butter, scallions, and poppy seeds in a small bowl. Stir to mix well. Make a blanket of aluminum foil large enough to totally encompass the bread. Place bread in the center of the foil. Drizzle butter mixture over bread and cheese.
  5. Wrap foil tightly around bread and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes; open foil and bake 10 minutes more, until cheese is melted.
  6. To serve, place unwrapped bread in a napkin-lined bread basket. Guests serve themselves by ripping pieces of cheese bread from the loaf.
  7. SUBSTITUTE: You can substitute a flavored artisan bread for the sour dough.
Most Helpful

Delicious, I did not use sour dough bread, just a regular artasian round loaf that I made from scratch, I may reduce the poppy seeds next time and add in some fresh minced garlic to the butter/seed mixture, thanks for sharing FloridaNative!

Kittencal@recipezazz January 15, 2009