recipe by Lori Ross
This tapa combines hot bread, melted goat cheese and walnuts and it is simple to prepare.
1 medium-sized round loaf of bread (whole grain, honey wheat or herb breads are terrific)
1 cup goat cheese, brie or other cheese that melts well
1 cup shelled walnuts
Choose a round loaf of bread with a high top. Cut a slice off the top horizontally to serve as a lid and set aside. Empty out the center of the loaf using a sharp knife to make enough room for the slice of cheese. Cube bread from the center of the loaf to use for dipping. Melt the cheese on the stove top or in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until melted, and then pour into center of loaf. Top the cheese with walnuts, cover the bread with the bread lid. Bake at 390 degrees for 10 minutes or until the bread is warm and crusty. Serve immediately. Each person simply dips bread cubes or cuts off a piece of the bread “bowl” and dips it in the cheese and walnut mixture in the middle.