Now, its my husband’s favourite snack of choice for football (rugby union) watching. It often appears on late Saturday afternoons when it is raining and we feel like a night off from cooking dinner…
Cheesy Cob Loaf:
Purchase a fresh cob loaf of bread (grain,wholemeal or white) from your local bakery. Use a sharp knife to cut out a circular lid from the cob. Be careful not to cut through to the base of the bread. Use your hands to pull out the rest of the soft bread until you are left with just a crust bowl. Slice all this bread (including the lid) into small pieces and place the lot on a tray that can go into the oven.
Filling: Place cubes of pre-cooked chicken (about 2 chicken breasts worth. We often buy a cooked chicken for this purpose to save time), one tin of corn kernels, a 250 gram tub of cream cheese, a 250 gram tub of sour cream and a packet of spring onion soup into a large saucepan and place it over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is softened and well stirred. Place this filling mixture into the cob crust and place the whole tray in a preheated oven (moderate temperature) for 15 minutes to toast the bread.
(Note: You can substitute your favourites- add bacon, tiny cubes of capsicum, chopped asparagus spears, peas or your favourite veggies…)