- Step 1
Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Step 2
Cut 4cm off top of cob loaf to form lid. Scoop bread from centre of loaf, leaving 1.5cm edge. Tear or roughly chop bread pieces.
- Step 3
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until bacon is browned. Remove from heat.
- Step 4
Add cheese, sour cream, creamed corn and most of the shallots. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into loaf. Top with lid.
- Step 5
Place on prepared tray. Arrange bread pieces in a single layer around loaf. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Garnish with rest of the shallots and serve with cut vegetables and extra crackers if desired.
You will have about 1 1/2 cups of filling left over from this recipe.