• Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: Lots
  • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes


I had this at a friend's party and I couldn't get enough of it. It is the type of dish that is very easy and because you use the bread as a dish very few dishes... which I love!!!

It doesn't have to be exact and you can vary the flavours... Tuna and Corn, Currypowder and boiled egg... let your imagination go wild!!!

I have converted the weight to ounces for those who don't use grams.


  • 500g (17oz) Cream Cheese
  • 300g (10oz) Cottage Cheese
  • 200g (7oz) Tasty Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 2-4 Spring Onions (scallions/green onions)
  • 200g (7oz) Bacon, chopped
  • 7-8" Round Crusty Cob Loaf


  • Pre-heat oven to 180oC.
  • Cut the top off of the bread and scoop out the bread. Leaving about a 1/2 inch crust - so you now have a bowl made of bread.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth.
  • Beat in the cottage cheese, tasty cheddar cheese, bacon (there is no need to cook the bacon first) and onion until well combined.
  • Spoon the cheese mixture into the bread 'bowl' until completely full.
  • Put the top of the bread back on, wrap the loaf in foil and place in the oven for one hour.
  • Meanwhile break the bread insides into bite size peices and lay on a baking tray.
  • After the dip has been in the oven for 40-45 minutes put the tray of bread in the oven to crispen the bread bits.
  • Serve the warmed dip in its bread bowl on a platter with the crisp bread around the edges. When that runs out you then start to eat the crusty bowl!!!

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