Sunday, March 20, 2011

Australia: Cob Loaf Cheddar Bacon Dip

* jcsmama's version of a popular australian dip

This dip idea is very similar to the popular north american spinach dip served in a hollowed out pumpernickel loaf. In Australia the bread is a "cob loaf" and can really be any type of round artisanal bread. There are many different dip recipes that are served in this way,all are sour cream and cream cheese based. This is my version of a popular combination, however you can also add spinach, sun dried tomatoes & herbs and spices to your liking...anything goes! 
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 8oz block cream cheese
  • 1/2 packet french onion soup mix
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 green onion, including stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cob loaf

-in a food processor mix together sour cream,cream cheese, soup mix and mayonnaise
-add  cheddar, bacon, green onion and pepper  and blend together with a spoon
-transfer to a lidded bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavours to meld
- hollow out centre of bread to create a bowl, reserve the bread you remove and cube it to be served as dipping pieces
-when almost ready to serve, preheat oven to 350F and transfer bread to a cookie sheet
-scoop dip in the centre of bread and bake for about 10 minutes or until dip is warmed
-serve with reserved bread cubes

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