Make these easy French bread bowls for a special treat with minimal ingredients and time. Perfect for soup, dips, or sliced up with a yummy sauce.
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The only thing I did differently was shaping the dough in to balls instead of loaves and brushing them with water and honey instead of milk. The water, I read would make a crusty exterior unlike the smooth French bread loaves. It surely made the difference. They have a great nice rustic look and feel to them that you want when making soups and such. Give it a try.
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- 3 1/2 c bread flour (plus more for dusting)
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 c water
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tsp honey
- Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add water and mix with dough hook attachment on an electric mixer or a large wooden spoon until dough is formed. *
- Dust kneading surface with flour and knead dough into a ball. Coat bowl and dough with oil and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel for about 20 minutes until dough is doubled in size.
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees and turn it off once it’s achieved. Punch dough down and divide into 6 small balls and place them on a baking sheet. Cut an X on the top of each. Mix the water into the honey and brush the dough balls.
- Place the baking sheet into pre-heated off oven for another 20 minutes until dough rises again. After 20 minutes, turn the oven back on to 400 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
** Water and honey allows the bread to brown. Adapted from Your Home Based Mom