Thursday, March 22, 2007

Gooey Goodness

This stuff is AWESOME! I'm not a jalapeno fan, but it was perfect in here. And if you didn't want to include the ham, it would still be excellent.

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 T chopped green onions
16 oz sour cream
1 T jalapeƱos, chopped (5-8 slices)
3 C sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 C diced ham
1 loaf French bread

Preheat oven at 350°. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix until fully incorporated. Cut off the top 1/3 of the bread (making a ‘lid’), remove the inside bread from the loaf and set aside to serve later. Fill bread ‘shell’ with filling. Replace lid and bake for 1 hour. Remove lid and continue baking for another 15 minutes (I leave my lid in the oven – set to the side of the loaf). Remove loaf from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with bread pieces removed before baking.