A golden bowl-sized bread stuffed with your favorite soup or dip and allows you to eat everything, including the bowl. That is ideal for a person like me who enjoys a fast clean-up after a good meal. Let us get to know more about bread bowls.

What Is Homemade Bread Bowls?

A bread bowl is typically a large roll of bread with the center removed. Bread bowls are more than twice the size of a roll of bread but smaller than a loaf. This type of bread holds soups, chilies, and chowders and is edible.

Fun Facts

  • A thick or creamy soup serves best in bread bowls. Soups that are too thin will cause the bowl to get soggy and leak through.
  • Dipping the bread into the soup is seen as inappropriate etiquette when eating bread bowls.
  • Bread bowls are considered a type of food wrap.

 Origin

The first writing of bread bowls dates back to 1427. News of an Irish nobleman trying to impress a British duke was the catalysis of creation for the bread bowls. The British duke then gave the nobleman money to start a bread bowl shop known today as The Bakehouse in Dublin. 

When To Serve?

Bread bowls can be served as main coarse dishes as they can be quite filling. They are also servable as appetizers to open your appetite. Generally, Bread bowls usually serve as a dinner option. 

Best With

There are many delicious ways to accessorize your bread bowls. My first and favorite is to fill it with pizza dip; you add tomato sauce, ricotta, pepperoni cheese, etc. You can also put your favorite pasta in it and enjoy it. 

Science Behind one of the main ingredient

Egg white is the clear liquid surrounding the egg yolk. It is mixed with milk to create an egg wash that coats the dough before they go in the oven. The purpose of this is to add a nice golden color to the finished buns. 

Method:

In a bowl, combine yeast, 1/2 tsp of sugar, and the water, cover with a towel, and let it sit until foamy.

Using another bowl, put the remaining sugar, salt, butter, 3 1/2 cup of flour along with the prepared yeast mixture. Mix the ingredients while slowly adding more flour a cup at a time until it forms a dough.

Then knead the dough for 5 minutes, checking with a clean hand if the dough is too sticky; if it is, add more flour to make it consistent.

Layer another bowl with cooking spray and add the dough to it, then cover the dish with a towel and let it double in size.

Using a serrated knife, Cut the dough into eight equal parts. Take one and remove the air by pressing it gently, forming it into a ball.

Place that piece on a baking sheet and cut an x on top of it. Beat the egg and milk together and use this as an egg wash, and coat the dough. Do this to all remaining parts.

Preheat oven to 400F. Then cover the dough to proof, then bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Let them cool, then remove the center of the bread, making it into a bowl shape. 

Why should you make This?

Bread bowls are so convenient and cute; they are also incredibly delicious. With just this well-made bread, you can put your kid’s favorite meals in it. And it makes it so easy for you to clean up because all you need to do is dust the crumbs into a bin. 

Key Term/s

Serrated Knife- It is a relatively long blade with a teeth-like edge. Its’ purpose is to cut bread or dough that is hard on the outside and soft inside. In this case, it is perfect because it won’t allow the dough to stick to it when cutting. The tool is known as a bread knife.  

Question & Answer

Q) How do I store this for future use?

A) If you wish to store the dough, press the air out after the first rise, then wrap with plastic wrap and store in an air-tight container suitable for the freezer and then freeze. It will last for up to 2 months.

Q) What can I use as a substitute if I do not have active dry yeast?

A) You can use instant yeast in the same portions.

Closing

Use your creativity and do something great with this bread bowl recipe. Being able to mix it up in the kitchen is one of the best things about the kitchen, and it allows you to do just that. It will be so fun that it’s sure to re-ignite your passion for cooking and baking.

Yield: 8 bowls

Homemade Bread Bowls

Homemade Bread Bowls

Well risen bowls of bread perfect for a creamy soup.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour(divided)
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Incorporate yeast, 1/2 tsp of sugar, and the water in a bowl, cover with a towel, and let it sit until foamy for 5 minutes.
  2. Using another bowl, put the remaining sugar, salt, butter, 3 1/2 cup of flour along with the prepared yeast mixture. Mix the ingredients using a hook attached stand mixer while slowly adding more flour cup by cup until it forms a dough and separates from the sides.
  3. Then knead the dough for 5 minutes, checking with a clean hand if the dough is too sticky; if it is, mix more flour a little at a time until it just barely sticks to the hand for about 3 minutes more.
  4. Lightly layer another bowl with cooking spray, add the dough to it, rotate the dough to coat it, then cover the dish with a towel for 30min and let it double in size.
  5. Using a serrated knife(optional), Cut the dough into eight equal parts. Take one and press the air out gently, then form it into a tight ball.
  6. Place that piece on a baking sheet(lined), and using the serrated knife, cut a shallow “X” in the top of the dough. Beating the egg and milk together, use this as an egg wash and coat the dough. Do this to all remaining parts.
  7. Preheat oven to 400F.
  8. After completing the remaining seven, cover the dough for 30min to proof, then bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Once complete, let them cool then, remove the center of the bread to make it into a bowl shape.

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