Four B’s Baked Bread Brie Bowl

by Pamela

Baked Brie Bread Bowl

Baked Brie Bread Bowl

Ah the Super Bowl.  Are you still nursing a hangover?  How about indigestion?  Can you button your pants/skirt?  I hope your team won…and if it didn’t win did you at least have fun at the party?  We had a small get together at our friend’s house, where the food outnumbered the guests.  But isn’t that the best kind of party?  Oh yeah, there was plenty of booze flowing too.  I brought lots of appetizers.

Okay, I can’t really write a whole post on the Super Bowl.  I don’t follow either team, I don’t care about The Who (anymore), and if I see one more of those talking baby commercials I’m going to call Children’s Services on E-Trade (that’s just not natural and above all else it’s CREEPY).

Craig and I were supposed to go to the party, but since he had tons of work to do, he stayed home (he was accompanied by half of the appetizers that I made, so he wasn’t lonely).  But since my parents are in town from Cleveland, I brought them with me.  There is nothing better than going to your friends’ party with your parents and suddenly you feel like a dorky teenager again.  At least as an adult you can drink alcohol in the open and not have to hide in a closet with three of your friends sharing the same glass of whatever you could swipe off of the counter when no one was looking.  Not that I ever did that or anything.

Relationship Advice

I guess it would be appropriate to use this space, today, to pass along a quote my parents would say to me regarding relationships.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

My parents have been married a little more than 40 years, my mom’s parents were married more than 50 years, and my dad’s parents were married more than 40 years (they passed away before they hit that landmark 50).


  • 1 Clove Fresh Garlic (peeled and cut in half)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1 Loaf Sourdough Round (1 Pound)
  • 8 – 12 Ounces Brie Cheese (triple cream is the best)
  • 1 Tablespoon Herbs de Provence
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper


Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit.

Cut 1/4 of the top off of the bread loaf.  Tear out the inside bread from the loaf.  Tear into 1 inch pieces and set aside into a serving bowl.  Leave a 1 inch thickness to walls of the bread loaf.

Rub the cut side of the garlic clove all over the inside of the hollowed out bread bowl.  Brush 2 tablespoons of the olive oil on the inside of the hollowed out loaf.

Cube the brie into 1 inch pieces.  You can remove the rind or leave it on.  (To remove the rind without losing a lot of cheese, use a piece of unflavored dental floss.  Hold both ends of the floss and run it just underneath the rind and pull all the way through.)

Fill the bread with the cubes of brie.  Sprinkle the Herbs de Provence and pepper over the cheese.

Cover the bread bowl with the lid that was previously cut.

Brush the outside of the loaf with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Wrap the filled bread bowl with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Remove from oven.  Take the bread bowl out of the foil, remove the lid and serve with the bread pieces.

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Claudia February 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Oh melt me some brie. Scrumptious – for any event.Who needs an event? Delicious any day!

Foodo February 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

beautiful quote and a dangerously delicious recipe to boot! ~Mary

Pamela February 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Thanks Mary. Every once in a while I need to remember their words.

Claudia, I couldn’t agree more. The fact that I get out of bed, some days, is an event. 😉

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