The Hygge Series: Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

The Hygge Series: Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

It’s been almost a week of hygge-living, and I can honestly tell you, it feels rather blissful. I was worried, it may start affecting my work – this extra focus on myself and balancing my emotions – but in fact, it worked brilliantly for my thought process. Work felt a lot more streamlined and I was able to focus on the priorities. And most importantly – asking myself: “is this giving me inner peace?” before I spoke to someone or did something helped me decide whether to go forward or not. Perhaps it’s also a good thing that I have zero percent of FOMO in my mind. But if you do suffer from FOMO (that’s: Fear Of Missing Out), I strongly suggest you try this for a week!

I also started the first week of 2019 with phone conversations that ended with “hope I’ll see more of you this year than last!” And it got me thinking – do I really live in such a cocoon? Oh dear. This week, I will start with calling one friend a day, and meeting friends three times a week at least… let’s see how we do!

In the meantime – this is something that’s borderline sinful, but worth every calorie. Sliced white bread (a genius invented this!) is rolled three-in-a-line to create one long slice; stuffed with cheese slice, veggies, herbs, garlic and more shredded cheese, rolled up, and then baked to oozing cheesy galore!

I say this is the perfect after-school snack for the kids, and for yourself too – because you need it just as much!

The Recipe
Serves 1


  • 3 white bread slices, crustless
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 sliced cheese
  • 1/4 cup green peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp dried herbs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter with garlic and herbs


  • Place the three slices of bread, in a row, on a cling film, each overlapping the other just slightly
  • Using a rolling pin, roll over the three slices, to gently create one long slice
  • Brush olive oil over the slice
  • Place the slice cheeses in the centre, followed by the shredded cheese, veggies and garlic
  • Add the seasoning on top
  • From one side, gently roll the bread, using the cling wrap as support
  • The bread must end up looking like a tightly wrapped Swiss roll
  • Fasten the sides of the cling film tightly and insert a toothpick or two to hold the shape
  • Place the roll in the fridge for at least 30 mins
  • To bake, remove the cling wrap and brush with melted garlic butter
  • Place in a preheated oven of 180C for 15 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and let cool just slightly before removing the toothpick, and slicing
  • Serve with hot sauce

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