Awhile back our friends Kevin and Jennifer came to spend the weekend with us. I love when they visit and I always try to think of something extra special for breakfast. This gorgeous bread boat that I found on Pinterest (but tweaked into my own recipe) was delicious and definitely company worthy!
Luckly I have a Panera Bread not too far away because I adore their breads and their little asiago cheese demi was perfect for this. I was tempted to try the regular sized loaf but I'm glad I resisted the urge. Once cut into pieces the size is a perfect serving for breakfast. I served it with my Stain Glass Fruit Salad and it paired together wonderfully!
Asiago Cheese Bread Boats with Pesto and Bacon
4 demi Asiago Cheese baguettes (or sourdough)
1/3 cup fat free half and half
6 slices bacon, chopped and cooked
½ cup Cheddar cheese, grated
3 green onions, thinly sliced
¼ tsp. Granulated garlic
1 cup pesto
Salt and pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling on top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut a deep “V” through the tops of each baguette making a canoe shape. (Make sure not to go too far down on the ends or sides so the egg mixture doesn’t run out!)
Unstuff the baguettes a little more pulling out bread until about 1/2” shell remains.
Spread pesto on all the cut sides of the bread “canoes”.
Whisk the eggs and half and half in a medium sized bowl until lightly mixed. Add the remaining ingredients and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Divide and pour the mixture between the four loaves that have been placed on a baking sheet and top with parmesan cheese.
Bake for 25 -30 minutes or until golden brown, puffed in the center.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into slices and serve.
These kinds of recipes are my favorite. Your friends will think you slaved away all morning in the kitchen and are the next Martha Stewart. Only you and I will know how easy it is to make a show stopping breakfast!