Monday, 11 June 2007

Mediterranean stuffed loaf

This is a perfect picnic dish: portable, attractive and delicious!


1 loaf of bread (choose one that is qiute deep)
Marinated grilled aubergine
Marinated grilled courgette
Artichoke hearts
Sundried tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese (feta is also good)

Slice the top of the loaf of bread and set aside. Dig out the centre of the loaf. Starting with the cheese, cover the bottom of the inside of the loaf. Layer each of the ingredients into the loaf, with layers of mozzarella between every few layers of other ingredients. (drain the liquid off the ingredients before using!)

Lay the top of the loaf back on. Wrap firmly in plastic wrap. Lay a wooden board on top and then place a few full tins of food on top as a weight to press down the loaf. Allow to sit for a few hours

The different layers will all press together and the flavours will merge into a delicious whole. You can take the loaf as is to your picnic, slice and enjoy the impressed looks on your friends faces!

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