By In The Kitchen With Stefano Faita

INGREDIENTS

1 baguette
6 to 8 large balls of bocconcini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. oregano
Hot pepper flakes, to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Cut baguette into 4 pieces.

Without cutting all the way through, make 1/2-inch slits into each piece of bread. Stuff a slice of bocconcini into each of the slits. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Heat small saucepan over medium low heat. Add olive oil, butter, garlic, oregano, hot pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Cook until butter melts and mixture is fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Spoon butter mixture evenly over top each piece of bread.

Bake until cheese melts and bread is toasted, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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