This creamy spinach and bacon cob dip is your next easy party staple

You can dip just about any veggie you like into this delicious bread dip.
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The cob loaf has made a comeback! Once a staple of every dinner party in the 1970s, this easy starter is back on the menu and for good reason – it’s easy to make and made for sharing. Just dip and enjoy.






Using a serrated knife, cut the top quarter off cob loaf to form a lid. Pull away the soft bread from inside the loaf, leaving a 2cm-thick shell. Tear bread and lid into large pieces. Place loaf, lid and bread pieces on an oven tray lined with baking paper.

2.Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for 10 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Remove.
3.To make dip, heat an oiled, large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add bacon. Stir for about 5 minutes, or until light golden. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

Return pan to heat. Add spinach, onions and garlic. Stir for about 1 minute, or until spinach is wilted. Drain off excess liquid. Transfer to a large bowl. Add bacon. Cool.

5.Process both cheeses, cream and juice in a food processor until smooth. Stir into spinach mixture with dill.
6.Just before serving, spoon mixture into loaf. Serve with torn bread and vegetable dippers.

WATCH: TikTok cob loaf recipe

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