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KILLER CHEESY GARLIC BREAD - Watch it Disappear Before Your Eyes...

KILLER CHEESY GARLIC BREAD - Incredibly rich and creamy cheesy garlic bread perfect for large groups

Killer Cheesy Garlic Bread

Serves: 16 to 20

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 to 4 minutes on broil

Suggested Tools:

. Chopping board

· Sheet pan

. Sharp knife

· Serrated knife

. Measuring cup

· Stir spoon

· Butter knife

· Small bowl

. Garlic press


· 1 sour dough loaf French bread (not a baguette)

· 4 ounces cream cheese, well softened

· 1/3 cup sour cream

· 1 cube butter, softened

· 1 ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese,

shredded or grated

· 4 medium sized garlic gloves,

pressed in garlic press [not chopped]

· Approximately 1 teaspoon paprika


1. Soften and/or semi-melt one cube butter in small bowl.

2. Press 4 or 5 fresh peeled garlic with garlic press and add to the softened bowl of butter – allow only the pressed amount into the bowl. Combine the butter and garlic mixture together and set aside.

3. Slice the bread loaf in half length-wise and place on baking sheet.

4. Spread the garlic butter evenly onto the bread slices.

5. Next, spread the sour cream evenly over the buttered bread slices.

6. Carefully spread the softened cream cheese over the sour cream on top of the bread. Ensure the cream cheese is well softened so that it spreads smoothly and without a lot of varying thicknesses.

7. Sprinkle the fresh parmesan cheese on top of the previous bread toppings.

8. Sprinkle paprika evenly (you get a more even spread if you sprinkle directly from the spice jar) over the shredded/grated parmesan cheese on the bread.

9. Place in oven under preheated broiler and broil for about 4 to 6 minutes. When you broil this, the baking sheet should be located about 4 to 5 inches from the broiler coils. You want to be sure not to have the bread so close to the coils that only the toppings get heated and not the lower portion of the bread.

Tip: Be sure to stand by the oven the entire cook time as the bread can burn easily. You are just looking for the cheese to melt with a nicely browned top.

10. For easier slicing, allow the loaf halves to rest for about five minutes before cutting and serving.

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