God I adore deli counters, they are basically the Ikea of the food world. I go for a bit of prosciutto and get tempted by a little slice of this, a scoop of that, ooh and a couple of those too. Basically I leave with enough cured meats, cheese and marinated vegetables to feed the entire cast of the Olympic opening ceremony.
This awesome treat was inspired by Denis Leary's Stuffed Meat Bread from one of my all time favourite cookbooks Eat Like A Man. I can't recommend that book enough, it's rammed with brilliant recipes, cocktails and photos and should definitely be on your kitchen bookshelf .
It's the perfect lazy dinner/movie snack/picnic/oh god I've bough all this stuff from the deli that's got to be eaten in 24 hours, meaty cheesy feast and there are SO many things you can stuff it with you will never get bored of it, yeah I still get dead excited every time I make one because I know whats coming my way in 15 minutes time.
The marinated roast peppers bring sweetness, the cured meats the saltiness, the cheese is all lovely and creamy and to top it off you get the crunchy baked bread that come together to make baked heaven. Go crazy at the deli counter then stuff everything into a hollowed out baguette and bake it, bake it good.
- 1 baguette
- Cheese - I used Emmental slices
- Meat - I used slices of prosciutto di San Daniele, Chorizo, Salami
- Marinated roast red peppers
Hollow out your baguette then using a wooden spoon stuff layers of fillings inside then plug the end with a bit of the bread that you hollowed out. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes then go to meaty cheesy heaven.