Hasselback Bread

Hassleback Bread recipe - The Cooks Pantry

RECIPE BY:

Michael Weldon

TIME:

Prep time: 10-15 mins
Cook time: 15-20 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Coles Vienna Loaf

MELTED BUTTER:

  • 150g Ballantyne Rolled Salted Butter
  • 3-4 thyme sprigs
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

FILLING 1: BRIE:

  • 125g Coles Wrapped Brie

FILLING 2: BLUE CHEESE DIP:

  • 100g Coles Danish Blue Cheese
  • 150g Coles Crèam Cheese
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly and caramelised
  • ½ tbs of red wine vinegar
  • 50g pine nuts
  • ½ bunch of parsley, chopped

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 180C

PREPARING THE BREAD:

  • Place brie on top of sourdough loaf and trace around it with a knife, cutting a circle out of the bread and remove enough bread in the centre to fit the brie in. Diagonally cut across the bread, about halfway down around the circle and two thirds through the rest so the base is still holding together. Turn bread around and cut in the opposite direction.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over a medium heat and add chopped garlic and small thyme sprigs. Allow the butter to simmer and take in the flavour. Generously brush both loaves with melted butter.
  • Place brie into 1 loaf and place both loaves into the oven at 180C for 10 minutes.

BLUE CHEESE DIP:

  • With a stand mixer, combine the blue cheese, caramelised onion and cream cheese on a medium speed.  Add parsley, toasted pine nuts and mix.
  • Take loaves out of the oven and fill the second loaf with the blue cheese dip.  Place back into the oven for 3-5 minutes or until both fillings have melted and the cheese is oozing out. Enjoy!

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