Sunday, October 3, 2010

The last of the pumpernickel

After making the bruschetta, I still had a big chunk of pumpernickel bread left over. The following day, with Friday night dinner only a few hours away, I realized that with Meredith's recent aversion to raw onions, she wouldn't want our traditional beans and onions as an appetizer.

Again looking for a cheesy alternative, I remembered the bread and a dip my mom's cousin used to make - not your regular spinach dip with sour cream and Knorr Vegetable Soup mix, but a more robust dip with cream cheese and cheddar. It was served inside a hollowed-out round pumpernickel with chunks of the innards and another bread for dipping.

I lost the recipe years ago, but decided to give it a try anyway. It might not be exactly like hers, but it tasted pretty darn good.

Recipe: Spinach and Cheese Dip

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  1. Oh, this sounds good! Although, I've gotta admit, i actually like that "other" dip...but yours does sound wildly delicious!

  2. Ooo I love the idea of using the bread as a vessel for the dip! Almost like a soup bread bowl...but I actually like dip better than soup!

  3. I think serving the dip in the round bread is a very 1980s thing to do. However, I do recall Tim Horton's (a Canadian coffee/donut/lunch shop) serving chili in a bread bowl recently.

  4. You're seriously making me crave some pumpernickel. I've been into breakmaker recipes as of late, perhaps I need to find a good pumpernickel recipe!

  5. With a home made pumpernickel, my head would probably explode from the good flavours.


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