Calling all bread lovers, this ones for you!
At a Saturday night poker game at my brother’s house this weekend, which by the way, I won (shameless gloat), my brother’s girlfriend served up a super tasty appetizer which I call, sourdough supreme!
She took a sourdough bread round and sliced it like a checkerboard across the top, she melted some butter and onions and poured it over the top of the bread, then she stuffed it with cheese, slapped it in the oven for 30 and what came out after that was pure cheesy calorie crazy goodness!
She used fontina and gouda cheese for this one, but you could use whatever cheese strikes your fancy. Hint: try and stick with non-greasy melting cheese. You could basically stuff this sourdough 10 ways to Sunday with cheese, themed seasonings, roasted veggies, jams, whatever your brain can come up with!
Here’s what you do:
- Cut a checkerboard pattern into the sourdough bread round by cutting 5 or more slices about 1 inch apart into the sourdough bread round with a serrated knife, taking care not to cut all the way through the loaf.
- Rotate the bread a quarter turn, and cut 5 or more slices going the other way, to finish the checkerboard pattern. The slices will still be attached at the bottom.
- Melt a stick of butter over low heat in a saucepan and stir in some green onions until the mixture is well combined.
- Place the bread loaf onto the prepared baking sheet, and carefully pour the butter mixture all over the bread, including in the cracks between squares, letting the butter mixture soak into the bread.
- Stuff slices of cheese into the spaces between the bread squares. Bake in a preheated 350-400 degree oven until the cheese is melted and bubbling, and the loaf is browned, about 30 minutes.
- To serve, let guests pull the bread apart into individual squares.
This is such a simple and savory appetizer where the words “MORE PLEASE” will surely apply, better buy more than one loaf!