Warm Spinach Cobb Loaf Dip
Want to be a party hero? Arriving at your event with a delicious warm cobb loaf dip will get you there. And they don't even need to know that it was easy to prepare and didn't cost a fortune! Using thawed frozen spinach is a great way to reduce your overall cost, as is grating your own cheese (in your mixer, of course!) from a bulk block. If you fancy yourself a bread maker, you can use the Peta's Best Bread recipe from The Tea Party Issue to make your own cobb loaf, reducing your cost even further.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "My friend is the Cobb Loaf Queen and she said this recipe 'ROCKED her world!' Super easy and tasty!" - Channy
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Cannot be frozen
Note: If fresh spinach is cheaper you can certainly use that in place of the frozen spinach.
- cobb loaf - 1, or vienna loaf (*for a GF option, you can make a Cobb Loaf out of one of the two delicious GF loaves in The Healthy New Year Issue)
- onion - 1, peeled and roughly chopped
- garlic clove - 1, peeled
- olive oil - 1 Tbsp
- cream cheese - 250g, block
- sour cream - 300ml
- cheese - 80g, grated
- spinach - 250g, frozen, thawed and all excess liquid squeezed out
- salt - to taste
- pepper - to taste
- Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
- Cut a lid off the loaf and remove all the bread from inside the cob loaf leaving a thin bread shell. Tear removed bread and lid into small pieces. Set aside.
- Add onion (1) and garlic (1) into bowl. Speed 6 / 6 seconds. Scrape down.
- Add oil (1 Tbsp). Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Speed 2.
- Add cream cheese (250g), sour cream (300mls), cheese (80g) and salt and pepper.
- Program 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 2.
- Add the thawed and drained spinach and mix with a spatula by hand. This will prevent your whole dip turning green.
- Pour mixture into hollowed cobb loaf.
- Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until the bread is nice and crispy and the filling has warmed through.
- Serve with bread pieces around the cobb loaf to dip with.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.