About 1001 years ago when I did not cook, I had dinner at a family friends house and she made this bread. I LOVED it! I asked for the recipe (even though did not cook), and when she gave it to me I almost fainted...it took up the front and back of a recipe card...how was I supposed to make that? (I just used the sarcasm font, in case you are wondering.)
Soon, I actually tried it...it was a hit. Every time I make it I am asked for the recipe...and guess what it doesn't seem hard anymore.
Um, yes, my photo is L-A-M-E...but trust me, the bread is NOT!
My father in law was in town for the weekend and we had more family over and I decided to make this...and then realized...Wholly Cow...this is something I have not blogged about...so here ya go...
(Oh yeah...this is not on the Cinch plan!)
Oh, one more thing...this bread has an official title...so I will give you the real recipe and then share my variation.
Prosciutto Parmesan Pull Apart Loaf
- 2 oz. Prosciutto (edited 1/19....never blog too late at night...you forget things)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup (or more depending on your taste) chopped fresh basil
- 1 Loaf of French or Italian Bread (I use the inexpensive bread the grocery store bakes daily...usually right by the check out lanes)
*More often than not I make this bread without Prosciutto...and sometimes without the Parmesan...I just use the Basil)
*You may use dried basil, but start with about 1 1/2 Tablespoons and adjust to you liking.
1. Preheat oven to 375.2. Combine butter, chopped basil, prosciutto, and Parmesan in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
3. With a bread knife (or serrated knife), cut the bread - BUT NOT ALL THE WAY THROUGH - on the diagonal. Try for 12 slices.
4. Spread half the mixture into the 12+/- slices.
5. Turn/Twist the loaf around and make another set of diagonal cuts - again NOT ALL THE WAY THROUGH - criss-crossing the first cuts.
6. Spread the remaining mixture in these slices
7. Place loaf on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap the foil halfway up the sides of the bread.
8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. You will be able to see the crust turn golden and the melted butter.
9. Remove from oven, place on a pretty platter and serve...guests just reach in and PULL IT APART!