Jalapeno Popper Bread
Jalapeno popper is a fantastic appetizer. Its nothing but jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese coated with batter and breadcrumbs and then fried until golden. The gooeyness from the cheese and the spicy ness from the jalapeno makes it the ultimate appetizer.
Today I have decided to use both Jalapeno and cream cheese in a bread. Here in my recipe cream cheese and sour cream are whipped together to make a satisfying filling. The sour cream gives a tangy flavor and the cream cheese gives that extra richness to this bread. I have used a classic French bread which is crunchy outside and soft inside. You can also use an Italian bread or a sour dough bread loaf. This bread is perfect for parties, get-togethers and potlucks. Its so spicy and cheesy, I am sure you will enjoy it!
Note – It is important to use softened cream cheese, ie., cream cheese at room temperature. This will make it easier to mix with other ingredients. Also check for salt before spreading the mixture.
One loaf, french bread
1 package, 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
½ cup sour cream
1 ½ cup cheddar/Mexican blend shredded cheese
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
Salt, just a pinch
Garlic, 3 - 4 cloves chopped
4 tablespoon, butter
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 jalapeno, sliced
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil /parchment.
First melt butter and mix chopped garlic and Italian seasoning. Separately combine cream cheese, sourcream,1/2 cup shredded cheese, black pepper powder and salt. Set aside.
Cut bread in half lengthwise and place the cut side up in the baking sheet. Remove some of the insides to make some space for the filling(optional). Using a pastry brush or spoon brush over the garlic butter mix. Now spread the cheese mixture evenly all over the bread. Top it with ½ cup cheese, sliced jalapenos and the remaining cheese.
Transfer to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and just stared to brown about 18-20 minutes. Serve immediately!