Pong Party Bread

23 November 2023 — Bread, Dinner, Party

Pong Party Bread


  • 800g unsliced rounded loaf/cob, a sourdough will work well
  • 120g butter
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • sea salt
  • 250g Epoisses de Bourgogne AOC
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 60g chopped parsley

How to make it

There ain’t no party bread like a Pong Party Bread! The perfect centre piece to a feast, where all your friends can dig in and pull a piece off. This is our Pong version as it uses the pungent and spicy Epoisses de Bourgogne AOC.

  • Preheat oven to 170°C/150°C fan/Gas 4.
  • On a chopping board, use a bread knife to cut across the crust, one direction and then the opposite, to make 1 inch deep and chunks
  • Using a garlic press, crush all the garlic
  • Melt the butter in microwave until liquid
  • Add the garlic and the salt
  • Brush the mixture all over the bread, try to get it in all the cracks
  • Dice the bacon into small 5mm squared pieces then fry until crispy
  • Tip the bacon over the bread and push the pieces into the holes, attempt to distribute evenly
  • Cut the Epoisses de Bourgogne AOC into chunks about an inch squared
  • Stuff the cheese chunks into the gaps of the bread
  • Finish by sprinkling the bread with chopped parsley
  • Wrap the whole loaf in tin foil and bake for 20 minutes
  • Open up the foil and bake for another 10 minutes, letting the cheese melt but not burning the bread
  • Serve warm with cured meats and antipasto


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