Sunday, February 17, 2013

Swiss Cheese Bread - Prize Winning Breads

1 loaf (18 - 20 inches) French bread
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups (8 oz) shredded Swiss cheese
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes

Trip top and side crusts from bread, leaving bottom crust intact. Make diagonal cuts, 1 inch thick, through the bread but not through the bottom. Combine all remaining ingredients. Spread half of the butter mixture between bread slices. Use the remaining mixture to spread on top and sides of bread. Place bread in foil boat; cover loosely with another sheet of foil. Bake at 425 for 20-30 minutes. For last 5 minutes, remove foil to allow bread to brown.

Makes 18-24 servings.

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