I’ve always wondered how to make bread bowls. There is nothing better than heading to Panera or Quinton’s and having soup in a bread bowl. The fact that I’ve never made these before is preposterous!
At first, I thought I was totally going to go for a sourdough bread bowl, but I don’t have any sourdough starter lying around…I really need to fix that. Then I came across a few recipes for Italian Bread Bowls. So, I decided to give it a go. And I can’t leave well enough alone anymore, so I adapted it to fit my family, and I hope you like it!
Italian Bread Bowls adapted from allrecipes
-1 package active dry yeast
-1 teaspoon sugar
-1 1/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 Tablespoon olive oil
-3.5 cups of flour
-1 egg white
-1 Tablespoon cold water
Mix yeast, sugar, and water in the bowl of your mixer. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add oil, salt, garlic powder and 2 cups of flour. Mix. When mixed, add the rest of the flour 1/4 cup at a time.
Place dough in a warm place and allow to double in size. This will take approximately an hour.
Mix egg white and water. Brush over balls of dough. Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown on the top.
After one hour, punch dough down. Divide dough into four equal pieces. Shape into balls. Allow to rise for 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Allow bread to cool. Cut top off, and hollow out the middle of the bowl using a spoon or a knife. Fill with your favorite soup or dip and enjoy!
I’ll be making these again and often. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make them and how much of a great addition they can be to soup!
I think it’s officially time to say that I like to stay at home and cook rather than eat out all of the time!
Hope you have a great weekend…I’m excited for homemade pizza night tonight, some relaxation this weekend, and the Good Eats Guy’s birthday this weekend!