Pinspiration: Garlic & Cheese Crack Bread

crack bread mozzarella herbs artisan

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Happy Friday Everybody!!!! Today is the start of the weekend and I couldn’t be more thrilled. A while back I started a pinspiration series on the blog that documented my attempts to recreate DIY projects that I pinned on Pinterest. This series is very similar but instead of DIY only I plan to also recreate recipes based on the original/pinners instructions. I know I know how exciting; how many of you have pinned a thousand pins only to recreate not a single one of them. Well you’re in luck because you guys can live vicariously through me. I want you guys to join in on the fun and give me links in the comments to pins you would like me to try! We can do this together (but don’t get too excited….I’ve had a few fails in the past lol).

crack bread mozzarella herbs artisan

So with ALL that being said today we start the series with the infamous crack bread I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of this bread all over Pinterest and your social media accounts; well I actually saw it so much that I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to recreate the bread for myself. I decided to go with Handle The Heat’s recipe because the pictures were totally drool worthy. I must say my family and I were definitely happy with the turn out! They bread was absolutely delicious and quite addictive. I chose dry herbs instead of fresh herbs which in my opinion turned out okay, although I’m sure using fresh herbs takes the flavor payoff up about 10 additional notches…but I guess you can use what you have on hand. I have included my version of the recipe below but to get the original recipe feel free to visit Handle The Heat’s page!

Garlic & Cheese Crack Bread
1 Loaf of Italian Bread
1-2 cloves of Garlic cloves (minced) *I used one*
8 oz Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
1 Tbsp Parsley
4 Tbsp Italian Herb Seasonings(I used McCormick)
1 stick of Butter (Unsalted)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
Cut the bread into 1 inch squares (cut horizontally and vertically)
2. Melt butter and mix with minced garlic, parsley, and Italian herb seasoning.
3. Stuff bread pockets with shredded mozzarella cheese. (you can even reserve some to sprinkle on top if you like.)
4. Spoon garlic butter mixture in between the bread pockets and on top of the bread loaf.
5. Wrap bread in aluminum foil and bake in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
6. Uncover loaf and bake bread for additional 5 minutes or until bread and cheese bits become crusty.
7. Serve and Enjoy!

P.S. I coated one side of the bread with the butter & Herb mixture and the other with the garlic, butter, and herb mixture. One of my family members is sensitive to garlic so I modified the bread for everyone to enjoy.


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