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My neighbours recipe, it's too good. When she served it to us, we couldn't stop eating it even though we had mains following! Serving size depends on how greedy you are!
- Heat the butter in a small pan.
- Fry the onion 'til softened.
- Transfer to a microwave proof bowl and mix with all the other ingredients.
- Microwave on medium to warm a little (about 5 minutes).
- This is not really necessary but speeds thing up.
- Meanwhile remove a "lid" from the bread loaf, and remove the centre to create a bowl. We cut the removed piece into chunks, and bake for about 5 minutes alongside the bowl to use as dippers.
- Place the bowl in a moderate oven for about 5 minutes.
- Remove and fill with the mixture, grate some extra cheese over if you wish, and return to the oven to heat through 'til hot and bubbling (about 30minutes).
- My neighbour sometimes substitutes bacon for the ham, or adds pineapple.
- I think you could add diced capsicum for colour too.
Delicious and very easy appetizer. I used lower fat cheese & sour cheese and it still came out rich, creamy and was enjoyed by all tasters. My guests couldn't get enough of this dip-it was a big hit. Thanks!