Sunday, August 24, 2008

Drunken Cheesy Bread

It got this recipe from Real Simple magazine and I finally made it (picture from real simple' website, since our dear friends are borrowing our camera). It was delicious! It was especially good since I am a bread freak, I could munch on a warm loaf of bread by itself. Even the hubby loved it. I think it's supposed to be an appetizer but we had it with a fresh green salad (with cucumbers from our garden) and cantaloupe. My recipe differed from theirs so I figured I will share it.

1 baguette, sliced open and then cut into 2 inch slices
1/2 small yellow onion diced
1/8 pound deli ham, we used black forest ham
1/2 cup of white wine, use something you like to drink, we used Montinore Estate Muller-Thurgau 2006 (it's a German variety that is semi sweet that is made here in the Willamette Valley)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated white cheddar (may use Gruyere, Swiss, Monterey jack, or Fontina)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place half the bread in a buttered ovenproof dish (such as a skillet, or 9-inch square baking dish, or casserole). sprinkle half the onion and ham over the bread. Next lay a seconed layer of bread and spinkle with the remaining onion and ham. Pour the wine or the bread mixture and sprinkle with peper and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and it has begun to brown at the edges, about 20 minutes or 15 with speed bake. Let rest a few minutes and enjoy!