Cheesy Sourdough Party Bread

"I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. I made it twice so far and it was a hit at two parties. I'm sure you could use the same method with any shape of loaf, or only slice the loaf crosswise and stuff the slots."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Make approximately 1 inch slices across the loaf, not quite all the way through the bottom.
  • Turn the loaf and slice 1 inch slices across the other way, so that you have cut 1 inch squares. At this point, it should look kind of like a "blooming onion".
  • Melt the butter and stir in the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Pour the mixture all over the loaf, especially in between the cuts.
  • Stuff the cheese between the cuts in the bread.
  • Wrap loaf in foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
  • Open the foil and continue to bake for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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