Stuffed Ciabatta Garlic Bread

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We are very lucky living in Glendale, where there is a wonderful bakery that makes the best breads, including a Ciabatta bread. When I picked Spane up this afternoon, and needed some things at the store, I passed by the bread aisle and couldn’t help smelling the fresh bread.

This bread was pillow soft with a crisp crust very reminiscent of the true Ciabatta bread found in the Lake Como region of Italy. It is nothing like the stuff that comes from mass bakeries.

Since the breads are small but rather flat and elongated, I knew it would be perfect for Stuffed Garlic Bread to go with our Antipasto Salad with Original Brown Derby Dressing.

Recipe: Stuffed Garlic Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 Ciabatta loaves
  • 3 slices Cheddar cheese (not processed)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 stick butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Have ready a baking sheet covered with foil. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Put the garlic clove into a small food processor and process it until the pieces are very small.
  3. Add the butter and process.
  4. Add the Parmesan, Italian seasoning and paprika and process. Set aside.
  5. Cut the very top off each of the Ciabatta loaves. Set aside.
  6. Remove some of the inside of the bread, not a lot.
  7. Stuff the inside of the bread with the slices of cheese, breaking them up as needed.
  8. Use a spatula to spread the garlic butter mixture on the reserved top, and on the side openings of the bread.Stuffed Ciabatta Garlic Bread before going into the oven
  9. Replace the top of the loaf.
  10. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then set the top to the side, reduce the heat, and bake until the inside of the bread is bubbling.
  11. Serve hot, but advise guests that the bread is hot.

Quick notes

One loaf will feed one person if served with a salad. A more substantial meal one loaf will feed two.

Variations

You could use mozzarella or a combination of cheese to stuff the inside of the bread.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

Culinary tradition: Italian

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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