Herbed Cheese Bread
|Unsalted butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)|
|Garlic cloves||1 Clove (5 gm), minced|
|Fresh basil/1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, crumbled|
|Fresh oregano/1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably greek||1 Teaspoon|
|Fresh marjoram/Generous pinch of dried marjoram||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground pepper||To Taste|
|Italian bread loaf/French bread loaf||1 Large, split in half lengthwise|
|Swiss cheese/Gruyere cheese||3 Ounce, shredded|
|Freshly grated imported parmesan cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Combine butter, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper to taste in small saucepan and heat until butter is melted.
Pour over cut sides of bread, then sprinkle with cheeses.
Wrap in foil.
About 20 minutes before ready to serve, place bread in oven and turn temperature to 375°F.
Heat until bread is hot and crusty about 20 minutes (if necessary, open foil to allow bread to crisp).
Slice diagonally and pass in napkin-lined basket.