Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Special Edition: Criss-Cross Party Loaf

Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Special Edition: Cross-Cross Party Loaf! Every buffet table should offer this yummy garlic cheese bread as a grande centerpiece. It commands attention by its savory aroma, golden crust, and strings of ooey-gooey cheese. Oh. My. Gosh. Choose any artisan bread: sesame, sourdough, rye, baguette, or round. No matter how many times you make it, you’ll be the hit of every gathering. Bread-lovers unite!
CRISS-CROSS PARTY LOAF
Ingredients:

1 loaf artisan bread

6 ounces Havarti cheese, sliced

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon oregano 

1/8 teaspoon marjoram 

1/8 teaspoon basil

1-2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon dill weed
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the artisan bread on the baking sheet. Cut the bread diagonally in a crisscross design, stopping near the base without cutting through. Combine olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, oregano, marjoram, and basil. Mix well. Cut each slice of Harvarti cheese into strips. Separate each segment and brush with olive oil mixture. Place a strip of cheese in each crack. Repeat until the bread is saturated. Wrap bread in foil. Bake for 15 minutes until cheese is melted. Unwrap foil. Drizzle with melted butter; sprinkle with dill weed. Bake 5 minutes longer. Serve warm. Guests may pull apart crusty segments as needed. 

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