An incredible and tasty way to serve the bread!
Empty a part of bread and fill it with tomato soup: original, tasty and easy to make.
Ingredients: 12 tomatoes on the vine; 4 cloves garlic, whole; 2 Tbsp olive oil; Handful of basil; 1/2 cup of cream; Salt and pepper to taste, 1 large loaf of French bread; 10 slices cheddar cheese slices; Garlic butter; 2 Tbsp melted butter; 1 chopped garlic clove; 1 Tbsp chopped parsley.
1)Cut into your loaf of French Bread, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°);
2) Spread the garlic butter on your sliced loaf of bread;
3) Take 10 slices of cheddar cheese and place one per bread slice and one at the bottom of your bread bowl; bake for 10 minutes;
4) Put the tomatoes in a baking tray, season with oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake for 45-60 minutes at 400°F (200°);
5) Then blend the tomatoes into a saucepan, simmer for about 10 minutes; add 1/2 cup of cream and mix;
6) Empty the bread and serve.
Try also this version using the toast
Make the tomato soup by melting the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and stir for couple minutes.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring the soup to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
Remove the soup from heat and transfer to a blender and bland until tit gets smooth and thick.
It is now time to make the cheese bowl: cut the crusts off the bread and save it for later. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic and use a brush to spread the mixture over each piece of bread. Then brush edges of each slice with an egg wash.Overlap the edges, then press the edges together to adhere.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a greased medium oven-safe bowl, place one or cople slices of bread to cover the bottom. Then, take the line of bread slices and make it into a circle on the inside of the bowl. Press down the edges to adhere to the piece of bread at the bottom of the bowl.
Cover the bread with 6 slices of cheese. Lay the remaining single slice of bread over the cheese, then make a circle with the line of 4 slices of bread, pressing to seal the edges. Put the remaining slice of chedar on the bottom.
Using a small bowl, press down on the bread bowl to compress slightly.
Bake the bread bowl for 15 minutes.
Make the crouton fries by adding all ingredients t to the bowl with the crusts. Toss until well coated, put in baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
Remove the bowl and crouton fries from oven. Fill the bowl with tomato soup and serve with croutons.