Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to Make Bread Bowls from Scratch

Homemade bread bowls are the perfect addition to any chowder, chili or thick soup. These bread bowls are crisp on the outside with a thick, chewy interior perfect for dipping.

Made with just a few basic ingredients (flour, water, yeast, sugar, and salt) you can easily add bread bowls to your soup dinner without having to run to the store. You'll be surprised at how easy they are to make.


bread bowls from scratch



I made these bread bowls just last week. My daughter requested that I make a double batch so that she could have two.

Not everyone in our family had two, so we ended up re-heating the leftover bread the next night. We sliced them up to serve with a chicken dinner. So good!


How to Make Bread Bowls from Scratch

How to Make bread bowls from scratch - it's easier than you think

I love to make different types of homemade breads and rolls. The smell that permeates the house as it's baking is amazing and they taste so good. After you've tried these bread bowls try a few of my other bread recipes, like Grandma's dinner rolls, daisy braid bread, garlic knots, or homemade wheat bread.

Let's get started.

how to proof yeast

Begin with 1 1/2 cups of warm water. You don't want the water too hot, or it can kill the yeast and it won't rise. I like to go for "baby bottle warm".

Add 2 T. of yeast and 1 T. of sugar to the water, give it a stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes. The yeast will dissolve and expand. (see the bottom half of the above picture)

flour salt and yeast for bread bowls
While the yeast is resting, add 3 1/2 cups of bread flour to your mixing bowl along with one teaspoon of salt. Once yeast is dissolved add it to the flour mixture.

In a stand mixer, using the dough hook, mix until a dough forms. If dough is too sticky add 1/4 c. more flour at a time until it forms a ball. Knead for 10 minutes.

Note: If you don't have a stand mixer, you can totally make this by hand. Stir ingredients together using a wooden spoon until it becomes to stiff to stir. Then turn out on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes adding flour as needed.

dough for bread bowls

Cover the dough with a clean dish towel and let sit for 30 minutes.

bread bowl dough ball

Punch down the dough and divide it into 6 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spray the dough with 2 or 3 mists from a spray bottle. Let sit for 15 minutes.

raised bread bowl dough

Bake in a 500 degree oven for 2 minutes. Remove from oven just long enough to spray with additional mists of water.

spraying bread bowl dough with water

Lower temperature of oven to 400 degrees and bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

baked bread bowls
Rub with butter while warm if desired.



Anyone feel like working with yeast is intimidating? I hope to help you feel more confident in this area. I've created a video, where I walk you through each step. The format is casual - I'm just cooking in the kitchen and talking through each step with you. I hope you find it helpful.

↓↓ To watch the video, click the link ↓↓




Soups to Serve in your Bread Bowls


The best types of soup to serve in bread bowls are chowders, chili or thicker soups. If the soup is thin, it will soak through the bread much quicker leaving a soggy bowl. My all time favorite soup to serve with bread bowls is my Grandma's corn chowder.

Here are a few soup recipes that look amazing. You can find them and many more on my Pinterest Soup Board.

Bacon Shrimp and Corn Chowder,  Chicken Gnocchi Soup,   Tomato Bisque, and Broccoli Cheese Soup

corn chowder in bread bowl

How to Cut Bread Bowls


I find the best way to cut bread bowls is using a small serrated knife. Insert the knife and cut a circle around the top of the bowl, using a sawing motion. Remove the top. With a spoon, or your hands, scrape the bread out of the bowl. Save this to dip into your soup! It's delicious.

How to Bake Bread Bowls


Can I Freeze Homemade Bread Bowls?

As with most bread, the answer is yes. Leftover bread bowls will last several days at room temperature. If you would like to preserve them longer, toss them in a freezer bag and pop them in the freezer. It is best to freeze them before they have been hollowed out.

Be sure the bread has cooled completely before freezing. Thaw (several hours) and serve with your next soup dinner.



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Homemade Bread Bowls Recipe

Yield: 6
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 17 Mtotal time: 32 M
These bread bowls are crisp on the outside with a thick, chewy interior perfect for dipping. Made with just a few basic ingredients you can easily add bread bowls to your soup dinner without having to run to the store

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 2 T. yeast
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 3 1/2 c. to 4 1/2 c. bread flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 T. butter, optional

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Bread Bowls Recipe

  1. Mix together water, yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes until yeast has dissolved and expanded.
  2. In a stand mixer, add 3 1/2 c. flour, salt and yeast mixer. Mix together. Add the remaining cup of flour 1/4 cup at a time, mixing after each addition, until dough comes together and is not overly sticky. You may not need all the flour.
  3. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Let dough rise for 30 minutes, covered.
  5. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place a greased baking sheet. Spray each roll with 2-3 mists of water from a spray bottle.
  6. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  7. Bake at 500 degrees for 2 minutes. Spray with additional mists of water. Lower heat to 400 degrees and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Brush with butter while warm, if desired.
  9. Serve warm, or cool before serving.

NOTES:

All purpose flour may be substituted for bread flour
Calories
379.31
Fat (grams)
3.14
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.40
Carbs (grams)
75.28
Fiber (grams)
3.61
Net carbs
71.67
Sugar (grams)
2.34
Protein (grams)
11.32
Sodium (milligrams)
409.10
Cholesterol (grams)
5.09
Nutritional information is calculated automatically and is not guaranteed to be correct.
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10 comments :

  1. Oh boy! One of my favorite things is broccoli and cheese soup in a bread bowl. Now, I can make my own?! Can't wait! Pinned.
    Alexandra
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  2. This is a great tutorial for making bread bowls, it looks great! Hope you have a great Valentine Week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Can I use an egg was instead of the water?

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    1. I have not tried an egg wash, but I bet it would work. Will you let us know how it turns out if you try it?

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    1. I use dry active yeast. But you can substitute instant yeast if you want. You will need less, try 1 1/2 T.

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  5. Do you think it would work if I made the dough in a bread machine and then baked in the oven?

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    1. Sure, I think you could mix up the dough in the machine. Once the dough has risen for 30 minutes, remove and continue as directed. Once you've tried it, I'd love to hear any tips you have doing it that way. Good luck!

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  6. Is it possible to make this by hand kneading? I don't have a stand mixer

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    1. Yes, of course! I learned to make bread without a stand mixer. Knead by hand for 10 minutes.

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