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QUICKIE XMAS PULL APART BREAD

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Shake things up this Christmas with this super easy brie-stuffed loaf to be shared with family and friends! We guarantee you that if you put this on the table, it will be a smashing success!

Yields1 Serving
 Sourdough Bread, 1 Loaf
 Unsalted Butter, softened, 4tbsps
 Pecans, coarsley chopped, 2/3 cup
 Brown Sugar, 3 tbsps
 Brie Cheese, 300g
 Dried Cranberries, Chopped, 1 cup
 Thyme, chopped finely, a few sprigs
1

Preheat oven at 170˚C.

2

Using a sharp knife, cut the bread diagonally in rows across the top, down to 1-inches above the base in depth. Be careful not to cut through to the base of the loaf. Holding the bread firmly and gently over the top, cut through in rows in the other direction to create diamond shaped wedges.

3

Mix half of the butter with chopped pecans, thyme and brown sugar in a bowl and set aside.

4

Insert remaining butter between each wedge, followed by brie and pecans butter.

5

Scatter cranberries into the bread and slightly push it in to avoid them from burning.

6

Transfer bread to a baking tray lined and bake for 15 minutes or until the brie has fully melted.

Serve immediately. NOTES: The bread can be stuffed a few hours ahead or the day before you plan to serve it. Just wrap in foil and place in fridge until are you ready to bake.

Ingredients

 Sourdough Bread, 1 Loaf
 Unsalted Butter, softened, 4tbsps
 Pecans, coarsley chopped, 2/3 cup
 Brown Sugar, 3 tbsps
 Brie Cheese, 300g
 Dried Cranberries, Chopped, 1 cup
 Thyme, chopped finely, a few sprigs

Directions

1

Preheat oven at 170˚C.

2

Using a sharp knife, cut the bread diagonally in rows across the top, down to 1-inches above the base in depth. Be careful not to cut through to the base of the loaf. Holding the bread firmly and gently over the top, cut through in rows in the other direction to create diamond shaped wedges.

3

Mix half of the butter with chopped pecans, thyme and brown sugar in a bowl and set aside.

4

Insert remaining butter between each wedge, followed by brie and pecans butter.

5

Scatter cranberries into the bread and slightly push it in to avoid them from burning.

6

Transfer bread to a baking tray lined and bake for 15 minutes or until the brie has fully melted.

Serve immediately. NOTES: The bread can be stuffed a few hours ahead or the day before you plan to serve it. Just wrap in foil and place in fridge until are you ready to bake.

QUICKIE XMAS PULL APART BREAD

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