Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 18 servings
â€¢1 round loaf sourdough bread (1 pound)
â€¢1 tablespoon butter, softened
â€¢1 teaspoon chili powder
â€¢1/2 teaspoon sugar
â€¢1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
â€¢1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
â€¢1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, rind removed
â€¢Cut top third off loaf of bread; hollow out enough bread from the bottom to make room for cheese. Cube removed bread; set aside. Using a knife, make 2-in. cuts into loaf around edge of bread at 1-in. intervals. Spread inside of bread with butter.
â€¢ Combine the chili powder, sugar, garlic powder and mustard; sprinkle 2 teaspoons into loaf. Top with cheese; sprinkle with remaining spice mixture. Replace bread top.
â€¢ Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with bread cubes. Yield: 18 servings.