Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Panera Bread Recipe
6 bagels (your choice)
6 ounces beer
1 small garlic clove
1 tablespoon flour
6 ounces grated Swiss cheese
6 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
minced fresh parsley
Cut the bagels into 1/2-inch cubes. Pour the beer into a heavy-bottomed saucepan set over low heat. Put the garlic through a garlic press and add in to the beer. Place the two grated cheeses into a bowl, pour the flour over them, and toss till the cheese is coated with flour. Slowly whisk the cheese into the hot beer, whisking constantly till the mix is thick and smooth. Don't boil.
Season to taste with freshly grnd pepper and pour the mix into a fondue pot. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Using fondue fork or possibly toothpicks, spear the bagel cubes, dip them into the fondue to coat, and enjoy!