Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bread Bowls for Soup

Who's been holding their breath for this one? Sorry about the delay...a million excuses, but you probably just want the recipe right? This is a very simple yummy recipe, but it is a little time consuming because like most bread...you have to let it rest and rise for some time. 6 ingredients though, couldn't be easier than that and you don't need a mixer (love that, mostly because I don't have one!) Also really cost effective. Bread bowls at the store are always expensive...plus these are better!

Bread Bowls

2 1/2 C warm water
3 T sugar
2 T yeast
1 T salt
1/3 C oil
6 C flour

Combine water and sugar in a large bowl. Sprinkle with yeast. Let soften and dissolve. Add salt, oil and half of the flour. Mix well with a large spoon. Add the rest of the flour. Stir/knead well. Let rest 10 minutes. Repeat the kneading/resting cycle 5 times. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter or board. Knead lightly. Divide into 6 or 8 pieces. Shape into balls. Place on a greased baking sheet (3 or 4 balls to a large sheet). Let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool. Cut off "lid" of rolls. Pick out the soft middle, leaving a 1" to 1 1/2" thick shell. Place in bowls. Fill with soup, top with "lids" and enjoy. Don't you just LOVE fall????

NOTE: Cream soups don't soak in as much as broth-based soups.

4 comments:

Sherrie said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. I was looking for bread bowl recipe last week, couldn't fine one, and couldn't get any at the store so i ended up having to just have sliced bread with my soup. Thanks!!!

kate said...

This sounds really yummy. Excited to try it.

Sherrie said...

I made these today and they turned out really great! Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! I served my Wild Rice Soup in them. I will post this soup recipe tonight. It's really yummy! Dinner today turned out heavenly. My house smelled divine. And my husband loved it all!

emilee said...

K, these were soooo good!! A definite must in my recipe's!!