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Gita's Amazing Garlic Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Gita's Amazing Garlic Bread, by , is from The Taste of Tonawanda, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Roslyn Jay
Added: Sunday, February 15, 2009


2 loaves fresh Italian or French Bread
6 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 stick butter
1 pt sour cream
1 lb cheddar cheese shredded
1 can black olives drained and chopped
2 jars marinated artichoke hearts drained

Slice off the top of each loaf.
Scoop out bread to hollow out each loaf being careful to not break thru crust.
Cube the scooped out bread.
Melt butter in a large pan and lightly brown the bread cubes. Add garlic and sesame seeds.
In a food processor or another bowl mix remaining ingredients.
Add to bread cube mixture.
Stuff loaves with filling mixture.
Bake at 350 for around 20 minutes until lightly browned on top.

Let cool slightly and slice into 1 inch pieces




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