Christmas is near and I hope you guys are planning your Christmas party. Entertaining for Christmas is always much merrier. Planning big meals and desserts is a lot, but it’s Christmas which we love.
To ease the food prep tense I always keep in hand one or two recipes that quick,easy and stunning. To be safe I always let alone the main course to be the same. But appetizers sides and desserts,I always try to do something new.
One such ‘no time’ recipe is pull apart bread. I used cilantro as the herb, you can use any herb that you like. You can also switch the olive oil with chilli oil, spice it up.
4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup of cilantro or ½ cup of chopped cilantro
½ cup of olive oil
½ cup of shredded or cubed mozzarella
Whole wheat country bread or any lean dough bread
Salt and pepper
You can chop the cilantro and garlic together in a food processor or just use a knife and chop them finely.
In a sauce pan heat the olive oil, add in the herb and garlic mixture to it. Simmer it for about 3 minutes. Until all the flavors are infused to the oil.
Remove the pan from flame. Season it with salt and pepper. The bread I used needed a bit more salt. So its always good to taste the bread before using them. Just cut a small crumb from the bread and taste it.
Cut the bread diagonally, halfway through. Either in diamonds or squares.
Brush the olive oil into every cut. Do it gently and try not break the bread.
Now, preheat oven at 350F degrees.
When done with the olive oil mixture, start stuffing the cuts with mozzarella. Again patiently.
Cover the bread with aluminum foil and bake for about 25 mins and another 5 mins without foil.
You will get a gooey cheese and garlic bread.
Pull apart and enjoy your bread.