Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread

CAN’T. FEEL. FACE.

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

What is it about pull apart bread that has every single human being rightly coming undone at the seams? Is it the bread? The cheese? The pulling? The apart?

Or all of the above?

WELLLLLLLL. I thought I’d give you lassies and lads something to gorge your life away on, especially if you’re peeping the basketball games this week.

SEE HOW I TAKE CARE OF YOU SPORTS LOVERS?

not sure why I yelled that.

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

Okay. This pull apart bread won’t be like anything you’ve tried, b e c a u s e it has Roth’s insanely perfect Sriracha Gouda all snuggled buggled down in it.

And ham!

And red onion!

But that sriracha gouda. It’s pure insanity. Just the riiiight amount of mouth pow, especially paired with the ham. And get the thick kind. The kind where it’s slabby, and you cut it into chunks. That kind.

That ham with the sriracha gouda? And the red onion? Trifecta mouthecta perfecta.

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

You’ll start by giving the onion and ham and good sauté. Matter of fact, sear that mother. Get some good color all over the ham. Little charring. This is good.

Then combine the ham/onion mixture with about two cups of the sriracha gouda in a large bowl. Mix her up. This is also good.

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

Then take the bread and score it (but not all the way through!) in strips across the mound. Then turn it 45 degrees and score it the other way. Now take the cheesy ham mix and lightly press slash violently shove it down into each bread crevice.

Oh! We should start a band call Bread Crevice. No one likes us.

Get that mixture pushed down as much as you can, all in the bread. Then melt the butter and brush it over the top of the whole mound.

Remember the whole “this is good” thing I said earlier? See below.

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

Guuuuuuh.

Like, this does things to me. My soul is tortured. My spirit rejoices. My mouth waters. My tongue sobs.

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

Sprinkle chives over the bread, then lean down and fan in all the spicy cheese and ham and carb whiffs that you can possibly manage. The fanning happens approximately .46 seconds before the full-on ugly chow fest occurs.

Because once you unleash…

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

I rest my case.

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Ingredients

  • 1 mound crusty bread (French, sourdough, anything!)
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 (8 oz) slab of ham, cut into a small dice
  • 2 cups shredded Roth’s Sriracha gouda cheese
  • 2 Tbs. butter, melted
  • Chopped chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for about two minutes, until you get a little sweating. Add the chopped ham, and continue to sauté until you get some good color on the ham, about four minutes. Transfer the ham and onion mixture to a bowl and add the shredded gouda. Toss it together to combine.
  3. Take the bread and score it in strips, one way, being careful not to slice all the way through to the bottom. Then turn the bread 45 degrees, and slice it the other way in parallel lines. Now evenly press the cheese/ham mix down in the bread crevices. Brush the melted butter over the top of the bread.
  4. Wrap the bread in foil (two long pieces, overlapping at a 45 degree angle) and bake for 25 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake another 10, until the cheese starts to bubble and brown.
  5. Garnish with the chopped chives and serve immediately! And I mean, immediately. You won’t be able to help yourself.
  6. Serves 6-8, as a snack.
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Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

What basketball game?

(This post is definitely in partnership with Roth Cheese, but all sriracha gouda devouring and ramblings are totally my own. We coo?)

 

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One Response to Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread

  1. Meredith Dempsey March 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm #
    I meeeeeeean, what?!?!? This is amazing on so many levels, I can’t EVEN. I’ll be shoving this down my gullet while cheering “Go basketball teams!!!” or whatever is said during such events ;-)

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