Last night's dinner was supposed to be roast beef and havarti on sourdough bread sandwiches. However, noone in town (or this end of town) had a loaf of sourdough, so we had to settle for sourdough bread bowls from Panera. Oh, how I love Panera. Their bread is always the perfect blend of soft chewiness inside of a perfect thin, crunchy layer. Anyway, my husband brought home 4 bread bowls, figuring I could do something with them. And boy, did I! I saw a recipe for bacon/cheddar pull-apart bread where a large round loaf of sourdough was used. I figured we could still have roast beef and cheese and sourdough bread, just in a different way.
I cut across each bread bowl one way and then another, without cutting all the way through so that I had long cubes (or rectangles) of bread. Next, I stuffed each bowl with roast beef, havarti, a little Franconian mustard (only found in Frankenmuth) and green onion. I then popped them into the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes. They were so good and so fun to eat!