Easter Bunny Bread Bowl with Grana Padano Kale Artichoke Dip

By Gather with Grana
March 22, 2018
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Author Notes: This cute little bread bowl is perfect for dipping (use tricolor baby carrots for a real kid-friendly, healthy treat!) for Easter brunch or dinner. Gather with Grana

Makes: 1 bread bowl

For the dip:

  • 1/2 cup drained canned or jarred artichoke hearts
  • 1 1/2 cups de-stemmed and finely chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Grana Padano cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the bread bowl

  • 1 round loaf of bread
  • 1 round bun
  • 2 chocolate chips or dried cranberries
  • 1 soft candy or 1/8 inch thick slice of carrot
  1. To make the dip, heat kale, artichoke hearts and garlic over low heat until wilty and aromatic. Whisk in remainder of ingredients and cook until cheeses melt and dip is smooth.
  2. To assemble bread bowl, cut top (about 1/8-1/4 of loaf) and scoop out insides, leaving about an inch all the way around the edge of loaf.
  3. Cut bottom off of roll/bun. Cut two eye holes into the bun, a little smaller than the chocolate chips (or press the cranberries onto the tips of 2 whole cloves) and press into bun. Do the same with nose piece and press candy or carrot into place.
  4. From the bottom of bun, cut out two ears and push a toothpick halfway through the back of ears until they can stand up straight. Insert the end of toothpicks into the top of the bun to place ears.
  5. Using another toothpick or two, afix the bun to back of bread bowl.
  6. Pour dip into bread bowl and serve with cut up pieces of bread, crackers or carrots to dip.

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