The colder weather has arrived, which for our family, means a lot of warm soups! To me, there is nothing more filling and comforting on a cold day than a nice bowl of soup. What’s the best way to eat soup?…In a bread bowl of course! I LOVE bread bowls! This is a family recipe that we use and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
I made some of this Creamy White Chicken Chili again to go with it! It is one of my favorites!
HOMEMADE BREAD BOWLS
5 cups warm water
2 Tbsp. yeast
2/3 cup sugar
Combine and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is bubbly.
2/3 cup oil
2 Tbsp. salt
12-14 cups white all purpose flour
Add oil, salt, and 3 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed (if in a bread mixer).
Begin adding the rest of the flour 1 cup at a time until 10 cups total. Mix on high speed and continue to add the flour 1 cup at a time until the dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl and pulls away toward the middle. Do not add more than 14 cups of flour. Knead for 6 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 pieces. Make round balls. Place on large cookie sheet and let rise until doubled in size.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
Cut top out and dig out bread, leaving a hollowed out bread bowl.
Fill with your favorite cream soup or chowder.
We usually put the bread from the center on the plate beside the bowl and dip it into the soup. You can also eat the bowl when you are all done! YUM!