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Easy French Bread Bowls

Make these easy bread bowls for a special treat with minimal ingredients and time. Perfect for soup, dips, or sliced up with a yummy sauce.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: bread, bread bowls, easy, french, homemade bread
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Ty


  • 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.


* 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


Serving: 0g | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.7mg