Saturday, July 14, 2012

Recipe:Cheesy Bread

Cheesy Bread made with King's Hawaiian bread has been making the rounds on the internet. It is a favorite recipe with many variations and when I found King's Hawaiian bread in the supermarket, I wanted to give it a try.
King's Hawaiian is the maker of delicious Hawaiian bread and sweet rolls that are distributed in many parts of the country. I used the rolls for lunch sandwiches and they were delicious and moist so I was happy to use the round bread for this recipe.
Variations exist.  In fact, my recipe is a variation.  Typically, it is made with swiss cheese, onion, garlic and lots of butter.  Some people add ham.  Other people use rye bread, swiss cheese and corned beef to make a Rueben inspired snack.
I made this cheese bread to serve with dinner.  It is an alternative to garlic bread and uses just 5 ingredients.  Preheat oven to 400.
1 loaf Hawaiian bread (or any bread, really) 
1 chopped onion
3 - 5 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 oz cheddar cheese, sliced into sticks

Combine garlic and warm butter. 
Slice the bread across into slices but not all the way through - you want the pieces to be held together.  Turn the bread 90 degrees and slice again, still most of the way through.

Place a stick of cheese behind each square of bread (as if you were stuffing an artichoke).
Top with the chopped onions and then spoon the garlic butter over the onions.  Wrap in foil and bake for 20 minutes. Cheese will melt and the onion will soften.
Remove from oven and serve.  Leftovers can be wrapped in plastic film and kept in the fridge.  Just reheat, covered in foil in the oven until the cheese warms.

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