Boutique Bake Recipe: The Perfect Baked Dipping Bread

The lovely Catherine from Boutique Bake has been sharing her delicious baking recipes with us (you can check out more Boutique Bake recipes here) and today we’re celebrating National Bread Week!

It’s National Bread Week this week (5th – 10th October), so I thought I would change it up and share a savoury dipping bread recipe with you.

This is a great dish to make if you are having friends over, or are looking for a really simple starter to share. You can bake your favourite bread or else just buy a really good quality bread to use. I have made a very simple filling, and added in some chives, but you can add in your favourite herb of choice. If you’re like me and have a pot of herbs in the garden that doesn’t get used enough, now is your chance!



  • 1 x loaf good quality bread
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 150 ml sour cream
  • 100g sundried tomatoes
  • Chives (to taste)



  • Preheat your oven to 180C/fan 160C
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a hole in the centre of your bread and remove the top
  • This creates a ‘bowl-like’ shape to your bread, which will hold the filling


  • Place the excess bread to once side and cut into strips, these will be used for dipping!


  • Wash your chives and finely chop


  • Chop up your sundried tomatoes, and place in a bowl with the chives


  • Mix together the sour cream and cream cheese until well combined
  • Add the cheese mixture to the tomatoes and chives and mix together
  • Pour your mixture into the bread and place some grated cheese on top


  • Place on a baking tray, with the bread strips scattered around the outside
  • Bake in the oven for approx. 15 mins, until the mixture is piping hot and the cheese on top is melted


  • Remove and serve from the tray or on a board, and use the toasted bread strips for dipping


  • Enjoy!

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