Cheezy Bacon Cob Loaf

Cheezy Bacon Cob Loaf

Who doesn't love Cob Loaf? And what better way can you celebrate International Bacon week with our Bacon (on special) in a Cheezy Bacon Cob Loaf!

INGREDIENTS

  • 500g cob loaf
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped 
  • 200g shortcut bacon rashers, diced 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, plus extra to serve
  • 250g block cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) cream
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 French stick or baguette, sliced

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Cut 4cm off top of cob loaf to form lid. Scoop bread from centre of loaf, leaving 1.5cm edge. Tear or roughly chop bread pieces.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry bacon and onion for 5 minutes or until bacon is browned and onion has softened. Remove from heat.
Add chives to bacon mixture. Stir in creamed cheese. Mix until combined. Add cream, sour cream and grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon mixture into loaf. Arrange lid, bread pieces and sliced baguette in a single layer around loaf. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Sprinkle top of dip with extra chives.
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