• Blooming Artichoke Bread

    Date: 2011.11.07 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,,,

    Last weekend I was in charge of an appetizer for dinner with friends.  I planned on making this awesome looking blooming pepperoni pizza bread

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    Then I found out that we were having pizza for dinner.  Well, I thought, it would be silly to make a pizza appetizer before we ate pizza, but I had already purchased the ingredients for it.  Then I remembered this yummy looking recipe for artichoke bread

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    and thought that perhaps I could combine the two recipes into one new creation with ingredients I had on hand.

    I’m pleased to report that it was a hit- and super easy to do!

    Melody’s Blooming Artichoke Bread

    1 sourdough round loaf
    1/3 cup olive oil
    3 TBS diced garlic
    2 tsp Italian seasonings
    2 tsp cheesy garlic seasoning
    1 can (14 oz) artichoke heart quarters, diced
    1 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
    Pizza sauce for dipping

    Preheat the oven to 350°.  Make lengthwise and crosswise cuts through most of the thickness of the bread.  Mix the olive oil and seasonings before drizzling the bread liberally.  Stuff the entire can of diced artichoke hearts between the cuts and then do the same with the cheese.  Cover the loaf with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.  Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping.

    I’m a terrible blogger and didn’t take a single picture of my own creation.  Sorry!  Just trust me, it blooms just like it should, so it’s pretty and yummy!