Abbey’s Party Dip

Abbey brought along a terrific dip to a party I attended Saturday night.

It was a creamy dip in a hollowed out loaf of bread, using the bread from the middle as the dipping food.  It was delicious.  Very moorish.   It looked really good too.  I wish I’d had a camera along to take a picture to show you.  I shall make this recipe first chance I get and put a picture up.

With her permission, here is Abbey’s recipe – amounts estimated from the taste and texture, as I did not get a precise description of quantities.   Do try it.

  • a cob loaf, top removed and hollowed out
  • 1 tub cream cheese
  • 1 tub sour cream
  • about 1/4 cup? cooked bacon, chopped small
  • a few spring onions chopped
  • a cup? of grated tasty cheese
  1. Hollow out the loaf, and place it in the oven to bake on low for about an hour until the crust is firm
  2. mix the dip and add to the loaf, put on the lid and return to the oven until the dip is warmed through and the cheese has melted in.
  3. tear up the bread that was removed from the loaf and dry in the oven for the last half hour or so to make odd-shaped croutons.
  4. Serve warm

I can imagine a dozen innovations to consider for variety in flavour and texture:

One might try adding

  • smoked fish instead of bacon
  • chili and capsicum for vegetarians
  • mushroom and truffle
  • garlic and shrimp
  • sun-dried tomato
  • or even substitute skorthalia for the cream and cheeses

About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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