Italian Bread Basket
1 loaf Italian bread, unsliced
1/4 C. butter, melted
1/4 C. parmesan cheese, grated
Cut a 3/4 slice from top of bread. With fork, scoop out inside of bread to form basket, leaving 1-inch bread on all sides and bottom of loaf.
Place loaf on foil in shallow baking pan. Brush top, sides and inside of bread with melted butter. Sprinkle loaf with Parmesan cheese, coating sides evenly. Bake in hot oven (400°F.) for 10 minutes.