I would like to take a moment to honour the genius who was the first person to hollow out a cob loaf and fill it with gooey, moreish fillings while serving it with fun things to dip in it.

Imagine life without cob loaf dips *shudders*.

The shareable treats are often the talking point of any family gathering, and there’s always someone who makes a memorable one that people talk about for decades (looking at you, Aunty Elaine!)

They make the perfect dish to bring when you’re asked to “bring a plate” and it’s not often you’ll see anything left on the plate at the end of the night.

So what exactly do you put in a cob? We’ve shared some of our favourite cob loaf dip recipes in the gallery below …

The best cob loaf recipes to add to your bring-a-plate repertoire