Garlic Bread with Asiago Cheese and A Dempster’s Giveaway!

by zesty on March 29, 2010 · 45 comments

Sunday cook-offs are turning out to be so much fun.  Yesterday was no exception.  The only downfall with yesterday’s cook off was that I didn’t do any baking.  I figured I better take a break after both the brownies that will change your life and the no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

This week’s cooking included:

  • Whole Wheat Lasagna
  • Turkey Chili
  • Olde Fashion Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch
  • Slow cooked- Beef Shank with Beer and Tomatoes

I will be posting these in the coming days but today I have one of my favorite things ever to post….. BREAD!

Garlic Bread with Asiago Cheese and a Giveaway

The folks at Dempster’s Bread company sent me 8 loaves of bread as well as some coupons for some free loaves of their new Oven Fresh Baguettes ( More on this later on).  To put this short and sweet – I loved them.  They were super easy to prepare and very tasty.

Now of course you can just bake the bread straight up and add a dollop of butter and be very happy.  In fact I did that as soon as they came in the mail.  The whole zesty house approved of the bread and gobbled it in record time.

Demspter’s also gave me some recipe ideas so I had to check them out of course and see what they were like.  Check out this recipe for a simple twist on garlic bread.


  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Soft butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped chives
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped oil packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 DEMPSTER’S® OvenFreshTM White or Multigrain Baguette
  • ¼ Cup Crumbled Asiago cheese


  1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F.
  2. COMBINE garlic, butter, chives and sundried tomatoes in a bowl.
  3. CUT vertical slits in the baguette almost to the bottom and place on a baking sheet; spoon the butter mixture over the top of the baguette making sure to get the mixture down inside each cut.
  4. TOP the baguette evenly with Asiago cheese; bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is softened and baguette is hot and crisp.
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For quicker preparation replace butter, garlic, and chives with ready prepared garlic butter.

Dempster’s is Canada’s leading bread manufacturer has launched a new line of partially baked, preservative free baguettes and dinner rolls called Dempster’s® OvenFresh™.  The white and multigrain baguettes and rolls just need to be ‘finished’ in the oven or BBQ for eight minutes and then they are ready to enjoy. The baguettes and rolls come in a special vacuum sealed package which extends their shelf life without preservatives or the need to freeze.

I have 4 Free loaves to giveaway 4 lucky readers.

Now onto the details

I wanted to create a little more excitement on how to enter into this contest instead of just the traditional – sign up thru RSS. I have come up with a number of ways you can enter into this contest in hope of winning the Dempster’s Oven Fresh Baguette. The different ways are listed below.

How To Enter:

  • Become a new email subscriber and automatically get an entry on draw date. Note that only verified subscribers count (you will receive a verification email). (+1 entry)
  • Leave a comment listing your “FAVORITE” Bread Topping. (+1 entry)
  • Post on your “FACEBOOK” page.
  • Tweet about the giveaway and include @zestycook and the link to the giveaway in the tweet. (+1 entry)
  • Earn an extra chance to win by linking back to this post on your own blog (if you have one). (+1 entry) (please email me if you link back)

The Rules:

  • Please only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address). Your email will be kept private and never given/sold to third parties.
  • The winners will receive 1 packet of Dempster’s Oven Fresh Baguette

So let me know your favorite Bread Topping in the comments below! A random generator will be used to pick the winner. Contest will end at 5pm EST March 31st, 2010.

Alright so make sure you join the contest, tell your friends and for goodness sake… eat more BREAD!  Have a great Monday and I will be back with some more exciting news in the very near future.  I can barely wait to tell you this latest news that I found out last week.

Take care


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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn (eating bender)

Bread is my favorite thing in the whole wide world :) Well, that may be an exaggeration, but it comes close!

Favorite topping: peanut butter (or almond butter) and jam!

Great giveaway, Zesty!


2 ann marie

Oven cooked bread is the best thing in the world and my fave topping is garlic butter and mozzarella cheese toasted in the oven till all gooey and melted.


3 Betherann

Yum, all this garlic bread is making me hungry…

I tweeted your giveaway from @betherann


4 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad

My favorite bread topping is either peanut butter or pear butter.


5 Elina

I’ve recently obsessed with topping toast with baba ganoush and avocado slices for a delicious lunch or snack.


6 Meg

mmmmm….I could eat some warm bread NOW! I love all sorts of toppings but some raspberry preserves sound yummy right about now!


7 Jessica @ The Process of Healing

YUM!!! My favorite topping is simply a pat of REAL butter!


8 Danica

YUM ~ will you come make THAT recipe for the winners?!

I think my FAVORITE topping of all is garlic butter, however, I am totally content with just bread and butter.

Great stats on this bread too ~ FYI – LOVE that you get half a loaf :)


9 Susan

For me warm bread and a good cheese…..maybe a few roasted hot peppers….good olive oil and garlic….oh now Im getting carried away! I get your email updates-


10 Janette

Nothing better then the smell of bread coming out of the oven, with just a swipe of margarine.


11 Carolyn @

My favorite bread toppings are butter and brie!! Yum!


12 Sarah

Favourite topping on fresh baked bread? BUTTER.


13 DailyChef

I love garlic bread, and the cheese only makes it better! I think my favorite topping is garlic butter :)


14 Lara (Thinspired)

My favorite bread topping…BUTTAH!


15 Lara (Thinspired)

I’m an RSS subscriber…does that count? :)


16 Lara (Thinspired)
17 Kimberly

I am in the US – I’m going to assume this is Canada only? In any event, bread toppings, yum – a ton of real butter, or some sharp cheese, occasionally some garlic and/or herbs. I can’t so much narrow down to one favorite. I’m going to give your recipe a try though, it has me hungry for bread now!


18 Melanie

I’m now officially a new email subscriber!! My favorite bread topping always depends on my mood. One that may seem a little out there though is Molasses and cream! Mmmmm….


19 Kerry

natural peanut butter and rhubarb jam, mmm…


20 jodie

I love my bread with laughing cow cheese.


21 tobi1128

hummus and bread are a match made in heaven!


22 Cindy ziliak

I love Dill Butter on my bread. Butter, a little lemon juice and fresh dill! YUMO


23 Jessica

Butter is definitely my fav topping. Especially when the bread is all warm and the butter gets all melty…mmmm…


24 Sharon

Peanut butter or almond butter! Oooooorr, delicious jam!


25 Mara

Smart Balance vegan butter with soft, warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven bread is my FAVORITE thing in the world to eat!!!


26 katklaw777

Favorite topping has to be cheese, any kind, any time , any way. Bread and cheese is the gift of the gods, I could eat nothing else and be happy. Thanks for the yummy giveaway!


27 MaryZ

PB and raspberry jam is my favorite topping. This bread is looking so yummy!


28 Catherine

My fav bread topping is definitely homemade hummus with garden fresh basil… maybe even some tomatoes as well if they’re in season. ;)


29 Divya Vikram

My favorite bread topping is hummus and olives!


30 Jess

Yum! I would love some


31 Tasha

Nut butters, cheese/hummus, or avocado!


32 Michelle

My favorite bread topping is nutella!


33 Lisa

Any kind of nut butter on bread is my favorite food!


34 karen

My favorite bread topping is plain old REAL butter!!! yum


35 Sherri Medley

My favorite topping continues to be butter, rosemary and sea salt. Haven’t found anything I like better yet.


36 Abby

There is nothing better than real butter and garlic on a great baguette done in the broiler. If it’s not garlic and butter, it’s a smashed avocado with oregano sprinkled on top. Can’t go wrong.


37 Angela
38 Angela

My favorite topping on bread is butter, fresh herbs and a combo of mozzarella and parmesan. I cannot go a meal without bread!!


39 Angela

Shame on me…Sorry for entering twice, please cancel this entry. :) (I should know better to read the rules FIRST!!)


40 claire

I love jelly on bread for the sweet and flavored olive oil or hummus for the savory:-)cc


41 Jae

yumyumyum you gotta have your PEANUT Butter :) or any other type of nut butter is goooodd :))


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