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Blooming Onion Bread for the Superbowl

Blooming onion bread with garlic

Blooming onions are nothing new, but blooming onion bread is definitely exciting. The Superbowl is coming up and if you are not ordering out, then chances are you in need a few good recipes. Well, this one should do the trick and if not, there are more on the way. Take these ingredients and make them your own, we’ve added other possible variations in the directions’ section, so you have more options.

Ingredients

Makes about 6-8 servings
1 pound (400-450 g) unsliced loaf bread
3.5 oz (100 g) Matured Cheddar Cheese , thinly sliced
3.5 oz (100g) Mozzarella Cheese, thinly sliced,
1/3 cup (70 g) butter, melted
1/2 cup green onions, chopped (about 4-5 green onions)
2 tsp flax and sesame seeds, optional

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180C).

2. Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting all the way through the bottom crust. Place it on a foil lined baking sheet.

  • If you cut through the bottom, the butter, garlic and cheese could seep through to the sheet pan, instead of staying in the bread.

3. Combine chopped onions with butter and seeds if used.

  • Add three or four cloves of finely minced garlic to the spring onion and butter mixture for a different taste and extra flavor

5. Arrange cheese slices between the cracks in the bread.

  • You could substitute pepper jack cheese for some spice.

6. Pour the butter, garlic and onion mixture into the bread slices.

7. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Unwrap and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is completely melted and stringy.

  • You could always make a bunch of these and use a different cheese for each bread. You could also add chili flakes for spice or herbs to the butter sauce for more depth of flavor.

This is the perfect Superbowl recipe for  a fun appetizer. Make several of these ahead of time and then all you’ll have left to do is except throw them in the oven.

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