Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cheddar and Scallion Bread

This bread was SOO good! We made this to go with White Bean and Chicken Chili, and it was the perfect pair. The bread had a great crusty exterior, and a warm, fluffy, and cheesy topping. I loved the taste of the green onions mixed in with the cheddar cheese.



Ingredients:
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese , shredded or coarsely grated
6 ounces (12 Tbsp) butter, at room temperature
4 scallions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (1 pound) loaf ciabatta bread, cut in half horizontally

Directions:
1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a food processor, combine the cheese and butter. Process until the mixture is smooth.
3. Add the scallions and pulse until combined.
4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Spread the cheese mixture on the cut sides of the bread.

6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
7. Using a serrated knife, cut the bread into 1-inch thick slices and serve.

Source: Giada de Laurentiis

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