/ / Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

This post may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure here

Just 5 ingredients needed to make these cute Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Bowls. Perfect for delectable dips and sumptuous soup.

Homemade Bread Bowls are a really cool and yummy way to serve your favorite soups and dips. Bread bowls make nice center pieces for appetizer trays and can make ordinary soup recipe into something special. They may look intimidating but they could not be easier to make. I use a simplified version of a French bread recipe to make these but any basic yeast bread recipe would work following the same steps.

What to serve in easy French bread bowls

Soup and dips are what these beautiful rustic bowls are made for. Thick base soups such as chowder and hearty stews are recommended. Thinner soups will make the bread bowl soggy and possible leak. Try them with my delicious Classic Hearty Beef StewEasy Stovetop Chili, or Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Or fill them to the brim with Warm Artichoke Spinach Dip or my delicious Triple Caramelized Onion Dip.

More recipe ideas to serve in bread bowls

Cheese Sauce– Hallow out a round bread bowl neatly with a knife. Fill the bowl with nacho cheese sauce. Cut up the removed bread into cubes for dipping.
Egg in the Hole– In a hallowed our bread bowl, add chopped cooked breakfast meat, a whole cracked egg, and cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven.
Cheesesteak Boats– Make an oblong shape bread bowl to fill with chopped cooked steak, onions and peppers, and mounds of shredded provolone cheese. Broil to melt the cheese.

What you will need to make homemade bread bowls

All-purpose flour
Yeast
Salt
Sugar
Water
Yellow cornmeal
Mixer with dough hooks
Baking mat
Mixing bowls
Baking sheet
8×8 baking pan
Pastry brush
Serrated bread knife

How to make easy bread bowls:

dough

This recipe will make 1 large boat shaped bowl, 2 medium dip bowls, and 4 soup bowls.
Fill a 8×8 baking dish half way with hot water then carefully place it onto the bottom floor of the oven. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees then turn it off.

Start by adding water, oil sugar, and yeast to a mixing bowl; let us stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the flour and salt together and add to the bowl. Turn in the mixer to low speed and begin to scoop in the remaining flour. Knead with the dough hook until a soft dough is formed; about 8-10 minutes. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth to rise for about 20-30 minutes.

Punch the dough down then dust the kneading surface with flour. Divide the dough into 4ths. Knead each portion of dough into a ball. Sprinkle yellow cornmeal on a baking sheet and place the dough balls on the cornmeal. Cut x marks into each ball then brush with water. Cover the dough again with the damp cloth and set the baking sheet into the warmed oven for 20 minutes for the dough to double in size.

After 20 minutes, turn the oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. Internal temperature should read at least 190 degrees.

How to use bread bowls

The bowls can be used right away or saved for a later time. Cool the bowl slightly to handle it better if using it right away. Cut off the top and hallow out the inside leaving about a 1 1/2 inch thick bowl. Fill with hot soup or dip. For cold dips, allow the bowl to cool completely.

More tips for making, storing, and using bread bowls

  • Brushing the dough before baking with water will make a crusty exterior.
  • Bread bowls can be used to bake hot dips up to 375 degrees for about 35-45 minutes wrapped in aluminum foil.
  • Store unused bowls in storage bags in the fridge for about 2 weeks. They can be frozen for up to 4 months in a freezer-safe bag.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THE RECIPE. SUGGESTIONS AND HONEST OPINIONS ALWAYS APPRECIATED. LEAVE A REVIEW IN THE COMMENTS, RATE THE RECIPE, AND SAVE IT FOR LATER!

You can also follow me on Pinterest Instagram | Facebook for recipes not featured on this site!

bread bowl filled with beef stew
No ratings yet

Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Print Recipe
Just 5 ingredients needed to make these cute Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Bowls. Perfect for delectable dips and sumptuous soup.
Prep Time:50 mins
Cook Time:18 mins
Total Time:1 hr 8 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 c all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c water more for brushing
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp yellow cornmeal optional

Instructions

  • Fill an 8×8 baking dish halfway with hot water then carefully place it onto the bottom floor of the oven. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees then turn it off.
  • Start by adding water, oil sugar, and yeast to a mixing bowl; let us stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the flour and salt together and add to the bowl. Turn in the mixer to low speed and begin to scoop in the remaining flour. Knead with the dough hook until a soft dough is formed; about 8-10 minutes. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth to rise for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Punch the dough down then dust the kneading surface with flour. Divide the dough into 4ths. Knead each portion of dough into a ball. Sprinkle yellow cornmeal on a baking sheet and place the dough balls on the cornmeal. Cut x marks into each ball then brush with water. Cover the dough again with the damp cloth and set the baking sheet into the warmed oven for 20 minutes for the dough to double in size.
  • After 20 minutes, turn the oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. Internal temperature should read at least 190 degrees.

Notes

* Dough will be sticky but should form a ball when rolled between two fingers. Add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time until this consistency is achieved.
** Water and honey allows the bread to brown.
Adapted from Your Home Based Mom

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Iron: 5mg
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, bread bowls, homemade bread
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Ty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.