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I’m not a chef: Cheesy Callaloo and Bread Ring Dip

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson
Latania-Jonelle Hall Photo I show off my preparations skills before popping this healthy baby into the oven.
Latania-Jonelle Hall Photo The cheesy callaloo and bread ring dip hot and ready to savour!
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You know, once this 'chefette' or 'non-chefette', as the case may be, gets into the culinary ring, only palatable magic happens. Welcome to this week's I'm not a chef. If you are just joining me, well, you've missed out on quite a bit! But no worries, because I can guarantee you, you're in for a savoury treat!

Inspired by a video I watched on social media, I decided to add a Jamaican twist to the dish. So without further ado, let's prepare the cheesy callaloo and bread ring dip.

So to get this dish started, let's grab a few necessary ingredients: Frozen dinner roll dough balls, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, and seasoning - green sweet pepper, onion, scallion and garlic.

We first need to pop those dinner rolls into a bowl. If they are not already shaped into balls, feel free to cut them like I did. Once that is done, let it sweat for a while under plastic wrap, so we can work on the dip.

In a separate, medium bowl, combine the cheeses (cream, Parmesan and mozzarella) with sour cream, diced garlic, green sweet peppers, onion, scallion, salt, pepper and of course, callaloo. Mix and mingle until you have reached the desired taste (yes, you can go ahead and taste as you go along).

Once the dough has thawed, brush the rolls with melted butter and scoop the dip right in the centre of the bowl. Be sure to top it off with an additional sprinkle of cheese, but that is all up to you. For me, the more cheese, the merrier for my taste buds.

Preheat the oven at 3758F and bake for about 25 minutes.

I had no idea what would be the outcome, but hoped it would be great. And that it was! I removed the cheesy callaloo and bread ring dip, and you could not help but be captivated by the sweet aromas from the oven.

Moved to tears by my achievement, I let it cool for a bit, then dug right in. And it was heavenly! So, there you have it. It's great as a snack or as a light dinner. Be sure to try and enjoy. Until next time, walk good, and eat good.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com