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Cheesy Garlic Bread for World Bread Day!

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world bread day 2009 - yes we bake.(last day of sumbission october 17) Today is World Bread Day!! My plan was to conquer my yeast-fear and bake up a beautiful loaf of warm, yeasty bread...or die trying. I was going to show it off...smile for the paparazzo. I was going to put it in a sling around my body and parade it around the neighborhood...why yes! Yes, I did bake this sweet little thing from scratch, thank you for asking. Autograph!? But alas, I was foiled by that run of sickness that is still refusing to remove itself entirely from our house. I promise, it's not just another cop-out. I am going to bake yeast bread, and I'm going to do it soon. Fortunately, actually baking bread is not a requirement for celebrating World Bread Day...sure, it would have been nice, but instead...I can just celebrate a glorious loaf baked by some other skilled baker. BUT, I did doll it up a little...adapting it a bit from a recipe by Mary from Deep South Dish. Cheesy Garlic Bread slightly adapted from this recipe at Deep South Dish 1 loaf of French bread Fresh Mozzarella balls, sliced although next time, I'll shred it ~3 Tbs. butter, softened to room temperature ~2 cloves garlic, minced fine ~2 Tbs. parsley, chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut slits in bread, diagonally across top, stopping with ~1/2" of bread left. Shove the mozzarella in the slits; go ahead...pack it in (Mary also suggests using white American...which I bet would be amazing). I think next time I'll use shredded mozzarella, because my fresh didn't get as melty, gooey as I would have liked. Mix the softened butter, garlic and parsley together. Smear the outsides of the loaf with the mixture, tucking some inside the slits as well. Wrap the whole loaf tightly in foil and bake ~15 minutes, or until cheese is nice and melted. Open the foil, but leave the loaf on top and put it back into the oven for another 10 minutes or so to crisp up the outsides and brown the butter a bit, if you wish. I wished. Slice the rest of the way through the bread and try to share. It's a big loaf. It's not to late to bake a quick loaf...it can be a yeast bread or a quick bread...or hit up your favorite bakery or baker and share it with everybody for World Bread Day!

46 comments

  1. I love the way you put all of the goodness into this bread. It looks really delicious! Happy World Bread Day!

    I had my bread cookbook out and ready to go. Now I just have to face my fears too!

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  2. I love how you stuffed the bread to the brim. That means it's going to be good. I'll just have to try this sometimes. Bread of any kind is a must at my house. lol.

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  3. This looks SO delicious!! I'm glad your feeling better.

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  4. Gorgeous! I want to eat that whole loaf for breakfast!

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  5. I done think you could have chosen a better recipe than this, its gorgeous and oozing deliciousness.

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  6. I like the way you spread the butter mixture all over the bread! Nice!

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  7. Dar,

    I am thinking that you should be the Main Spokesperson for World Bread Day! That loaf of bread looks delectable, YUMMY, and scrumptious. I think that about covers it other than have a great weekend.

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  8. Wow- that is some serious cheese bread. I don't know if I could share it:D My daughter and I would probably end up hoarding it all to ourselves!!

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  9. Ooh....ahhhh...I'm lovin' this!

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  10. I would suffer DAYS of garlic breath for this bread--wow.

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  11. I didn't know if was world bread day! It's way too cold in my apartment to get yeast to rise right now. Grumble. Your garlic bread looks fantastic though.

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  12. I was thinking what to bake for today. I am now yearning for yours. It is wondeerful "cheese-deliciousness."

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  13. That's just about the most delicious looking bread I have ever seen!!! Thanks for sharing with us and I sure hope the sickness leaves your house soooon!!

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  14. m loving this bread!! cheese and garlic is the best combo ever :) happy bread day :)
    cheers!!

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  15. mmmmmmm cheesy, garlicky, buttery...and easy! I love it :)

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  16. garlic bread!! neeeeeed garlic bread! that looks incredible! seriously good stuff there chickie

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  17. This looks melt-in-your mouth delicious!! Hope your are all on your way to feeling better!

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  18. oh i could gobble that whole thing up, it looks fantastic!

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  19. Gorgeous bread! I didn't know it was world bread day, but this delicious bread is perfect!

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  20. omg, looking at that is torture!
    delicious!

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  21. What a great way to celebrate World Bread Day. I'm glad I picked up a loaf today from the market! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Wow, this is amazing! I can just imagine the aroma!

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  23. Oooo. I wouldn't be able to resist this.

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  24. whoa mamma, this looks too darn good. And I just got done eating a large dinner. How can this make me drool?

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  25. Yeow, I have seen a lot if breads today. This one is perfect

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  26. So glad you're up and at em! This would have been perfect with spaghetti dinner tonight!! Looks so YUMM!!

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  27. OK, that looks decadent and yummy!

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  28. I haven't conquered yeast yet, its on my list :) The oozing cheese really looks decadent, yum yum!

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  29. Wow, this looks fantastic. I just posted my bread recipe.

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  30. Aw, hope the sickness goes away soon so that you can bake your bread! I have no doubt that it will turn out FABULOUS!

    but meanwhile, that garlic bread...HOLY FREAKING COW!!! It looks AMAZING!! All that cheesy goodness! Oh man, oh man!

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  31. Looks so yummy, wish I had some for breakfast! ::drooling::

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  32. What a delicious garlic bread! I would love the mozzarella inside, yum!

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  33. Wow, if anyone could think up a good way to use cheese and a bread combination that knocks our socks off...that would be you!

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  34. I hope this finds you all well.

    That cheesy bread looks like it is addictive. Oh, so good.

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  35. Yum yum yum yum yum. I love that you incorporate fresh mozzarella!

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  36. Oh my word! The garlic, parsley, butter and cheese WITH bread-- loks so sinful. But a carb fiends delight!

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  37. I'm drooling right now, this is my favorite WBD recipe I've seen by far - yum!!

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  38. This looks positively delicious! Oh my stars, I think I could eat the whole loaf!

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  39. Oh sorry your baking plans didn't work out but Yowzer what an extraordinary loaf of cheesy bread goodness! Happy Bread Day! I thought I saw you in the crowd!

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  40. A must make...perfect for a quick dinner...with some chicken or turkey, cheese, some sliced jalapenos...maybe olives! Yum

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  41. Looks wonderful!! :) Thanks for the linky love mention - this is definitely one of my favorites.

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  42. I can see myself having slices and slices of this with some tomato-sauced pasta. Heck, forget the pasta - just give me the whole loaf of this!

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  43. Yummie, yummie, I would like to have a slice of it right now!

    Thank you for your participation in World Bread Day 2009. Yes you baked! :-)

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