Claim Jumper Garlic Cheese Bread
By Todd Wilbur
Claim Jumper restaurants may only be found in the West, but the chain can claim national recognition for its delicious garlic cheese bread and toast. That's because you can find boxed loaves of the stuff ready for baking in the frozen food section of your well-stocked local supermarket. The recipe is such a simple one though, that it doesn't take much longer to make the cheesy goodness from scratch, and you save a few shekels to boot. Plus, it's nice to use fresh bread—your choice of either Texas toast or your favorite French loaf. The restaurant serves the Texas toast version, and the supermarket version is a French loaf. All you have to do for a clone is mix together a few basic ingredients, spread it generously on the bread of your choice, and pop it in the oven.
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- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Pinch paprika
- 12 slices Texas toast (thick-sliced white bread)
- or 1 large French bread loaf, sliced through the middle
- Do This
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine all ingredients for the spread in a small bowl.
3. Smear spread generously on one side of each slice of Texas toast or on the face of each half of French bread loaf.
4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown and bubble. Cut each slice of Texas toast in half before serving, as they do in the restaurant. For the French bread, slice it as thick as you like.
Makes about 12 slices toast or two large halves of French bread.
I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker
For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.