Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Bread #SundaySupper

The mission of Sunday Supper is to bring families back together at the dinner table. It is becoming a lost part of family life as we have gotten so busy and just don’t make the time to sit down together. And after the horrific tragedy in Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday I can think of no better mission then to remind us to take the time to spend time together. I didn’t plan on talking about something this sombre, with this Sunday Supper theme which was meant to be about Holiday party appetizers and drinks I wanted to share happy stories and wonderful food. But I couldn’t push past the emotions to write something cheery so instead I wanted to focus on family for just a second so please bear with me.

There are no guarantees in life and hearing about such a senseless tragedy reminds me of how important it is to spend time and tell the people that you love that you do love them. This love should never go unspoken, neither verbally or physically. Don’t ever take for granted that your parents know you love them or your kids know that you would move mountains for them. Wake up every day and tell them that you love them and don’t just say it, choose to love them no matter what happens in your relationship. Love isn’t a feeling it is a choice, a choice that requires actions. No matter what is done or what is said between you and your loved ones make the decision in your heart to love them and show them your love. Too late is too and your friends and family are worth way too much then to live with regret of unspoken words.

And as a parent I say this with tears in my eyes, love your babies like there is no tomorrow, let them feel your love so strong that your love overflows from them onto other people. I am now going to go give my daughter another hug and I hope you do the same.

Christmas is in nine days and life won’t stop just because we are in mourning and it shouldn’t. In honour of those that have passed we do want to celebrate, celebrate life and love because if we just stopped everything and allowed the evil to steal that joy from us then it wins.

That is what I wanted to share with you from my heart. Now on to the food as promised. This recipe was one that I pinned on Pintrest a while ago and I have been dying for an excuse to make it. It was a little difficult to stuff the bread but that might have been my choice of bread and the fact that I didn’t read the directions well enough the first time and made my cuts diagonal instead of linear. But none of that mattered when I dug into this cheesy, mushroom bread, it is worth every second. Just make sure you prepare this for a large crowed other wise you might end up eating way more then you should.

If you have been touched by the tragedy and would like to do something to help an official fund for victims’ families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.

Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Bread

340g (12 oz) sliced mushrooms
14g (1 Tbsp) butter
2 tsp dried thyme
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 unsliced loaf sourdough* bread
340g (12 oz) your choice of cheese, grated
113g (1/2 c.) butter, melted
3 green onions, diced finely
2 tsp poppy seeds
*I couldn’t find sourdough loaf so I used a Tiger Loaf
Recipe adapted from Bean Town Baker


Heat a medium skillet on medium. Add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the mushrooms. Cook 4-5 minutes until they start to sweat. Add the thyme and 2 garlic cloves continue to cook another 2-3 minutes.

Set mushrooms aside and allow to cool.


Preheat oven to 180 C. (350 F) Cut the bread lengthwise and width wise without cutting through the bottom crust. I made the mistake of attempting this cross ways and it was much more difficult to handle then the original recipe.

Place loaf on a foil-lined baking sheet.


Insert cheese between cuts. You might have to lift up the bread up with your hand and press the cheese into the creases. Make sure the cheese is spread throughout the bread.

Pour the mushrooms between the cuts. Use your fingers to push the mushrooms and cheese down into the loaf.

Combine butter, green onion, poppy seeds and the rest of the garlic. Drizzle over bread.

Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 15 minutes.

Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres

In honor of the Sandy Hook victims and their families, we have cancelled our regularly scheduled #SundaySupper Chat this week.

Let this be a time when we renew our faith in the power of love and realize the importance of time with our families.

Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Bread
 

Ingredients
  • 340g (12 oz) sliced mushrooms
  • 14g (1 Tbsp) butter
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 unsliced loaf sourdough* bread
  • 340g (12 oz) your choice of cheese, grated
  • 113g (1/2 c.) butter, melted
  • 3 green onions, diced finely
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds

Instructions
  1. Heat a medium skillet on medium. Add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the mushrooms. Cook 4-5 minutes until they start to sweat. Add the thyme and 2 garlic cloves continue to cook another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Set mushrooms aside and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
  4. Cut the bread lengthwise and width wise without cutting through the bottom crust.
  5. Place loaf on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  6. Insert cheese between cuts. You might have to lift up the bread up with your hand and press the cheese into the creases. Make sure the cheese is spread throughout the bread.
  7. Pour the mushrooms between the cuts. Use your fingers to push the mushrooms and cheese down into the loaf
  8. Combine butter, green onion, poppy seeds and the rest of the garlic. Drizzle over bread
  9. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet
  10. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 15 minutes
  11. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted

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22 Responses to Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Bread #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    This sounds so good I might have to make it one night just for my husband and myself so we can eat it to our heart’s and stomach’s content. Yum!

  2. I could literally eat the whole thing by myself! YUM!

  3. Tara says:

    This looks so insanely good. YUMMO!

  4. A beautiful post Laura! And this has got to be the most decadent bread and cheese recipe going around the web. Amazing appetizer!

  5. Katie says:

    OH my goodness…this looks like a spectacular appetizer to share! I would definitely be planting myself next to it at a party…YUM

  6. What a beautiful post to share with us, and such a gorgeous, delicious appetizer. I love it!!

  7. Bea says:

    Yes, never take life for granted. Very well said!

    This pull apart bread looks simply delicious!

  8. Sarah says:

    Never seen mushrooms in a bread like this before, but it makes perfect sense. Delicious

  9. I have always wanted to make one of the pull apart loaves. This looks like the perfect one to start on. Huge mushroom lovers here! Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Cool idea! I love the addition of mushrooms!

  11. Wow – this looks amazing!! What a great bread to make any day!

  12. Very well said. And your bread looks amazing…this is one of the things I actually do remember to make as an appetizer – so good!

  13. Liz says:

    This sounds incredible, Laura! I’ve made something similar, but without the mushrooms. I’m going to have to try it your way next!!!

  14. Megan says:

    This is an absolutely amazing dish. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Agree – this reminds me to be thankful and grateful to people around us. Thanks for sharing this! Now move on to the recipe – this is so wonderful, I’ve always loved pull apart bread but failed last time, so I’ll try this recipe soon.

  16. Conni Smith says:

    This would be a good one to make for my husband – he loves mushrooms!

  17. Looks delicious. Am still yet to make my first bread, think this will be it :)

  18. Soni says:

    What a great idea for an appetizer!!Love mushrooms and green onions with cheese and can imagine how delicious this would be!YUMM…

  19. Beautiful post. I wholeheartedly agree. I’m always grateful for everything and everyone in my life – I’m just feeling it a bit more keenly after what happened on Friday. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and this AH-MAY-ZING cheesy pull apart bread! I think it’s one of the most brilliant foods I’ve seen in a while. It looks fantastic. I don’t think I’d be able to share this ;)

  20. Hezzi-D says:

    I love your twist on pull apart bread. Mushrooms and cheese sound great with this bread.

  21. This sounds amazing and has so many combinations I now want to try! I love bread! It’s a total weakness of mine.

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