Stubb's BBQ Asiago Scallion Bread

Stubb's BBQ  Restaurant Recipe

1 (1 lb.) loaf French or Italian bread
3 or 4 scallions
1/4 pound (1 stick) softened butter
1/4 cup grated Asiago or Romano cheese, or 1/2 cup shredded
2 teaspoons basil flavored oil (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the loaf diagonally into 3/4 inch wide slices. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil about 10 inches longer than the loaf and set it on a baking sheet. Place the loaf on the foil.

In a bowl, with a fork, blend together the scallions, butter, cheese, and oil (if using.)

Open the bread slices like the pages of a book and spread the butter mixture on each slice, with a little on the top of the left as well. Loosely form the sides of the coil around the loaf, leaving the top exposed.  Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until the butter has melted and the top is brown. Serve in the foil, wrapped in a towel to keep the dish warm.