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
- 2 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 Tablespoon yeast
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 6 cups flour may need to add up to 7 cups
- Combine warm water, yeast and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is bubbly.
- Add oil, salt, and 1 1/2 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 5 cups total. Mix and continue to add the flour 1/2 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 7 cups of flour. Knead for 6 minutes.
- Divide dough into 6 pieces. Make round balls. Place on large cookie sheet and let rise until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.
- Rub tops of bread bowls with butter.
- Let Cool.
- 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!