Oh, I am excited about this little gem I found here.
This is one of those recipes that tastes amazing regardless, but requires a bit of extra work to look pretty. I would want to make it a few more times before bringing it to a potluck or a dinner party.
1 roll semi-firm Italian bread
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tbsp oil
3 tsp minced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp poppy seeds
a very generous sprinkling of dried parsley
10 oz grated cheddar cheese*
*The original recipe calls for white cheddar; I used what I pretty much always use for cheddar cheese, which is Kraft’s triple cheddar with sharp, mild, and white cheddar.
This is that recipe that everyone asks me to make, the recipe that I have to bring with me to any acceptable social occasion. I haven’t yet tried to make this with homemade bread, but believe me I will blog about that when the time comes. Until then, I shall continue buying the bread.
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp garlic powder (I usually double this)
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella, Asiago, or Romano cheese
3 tbsp fresh parsley, or 2 1/2 tsp dried parsley (I used dried)
1 loaf French bread (or Italian, but crusty bread is best), cut into 3/4 inch slices