Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yummy Bread Bowls

Here are the bread bowls I made for supper. I filled them with beef stew but any thick soup would work well. The hubby gives it rave reviews and since he's the official beef stew pro, I'll take his word for it. These are pretty easy to make. Don't be afraid of trying to make yeast breads if you haven't done it before, it is fairly easy and rewarding. There is just something about homemade bread! It took me lots of practice to get the hang of making yeast breads but I'm so glad I kept at it. So here's the recipe I used. If you have any more questions let me know.
1 package of Active Dry yeast
1 cup of warm water (about 115-120 degrees)
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon of water
Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar and salt. Add about 2 cups of flour to begin and work into a soft dough ( I have a kitchenaid so that's what I use). Add another 3/4-1 cup of flour until dough is "stretchy" and not sticky. Let rest for about 10 minutes. To make bowls, grease 6 oven safe custard cups. Divide dough into six portions and pat each into a 6 0r 7 inch circle. Form each piece around one of the cups, not too tightly and be careful not to get the dough under the edge of the cup. Let rest for about 15 minutes. Just before putting in oven, combine egg yolk and water and brush over bowls. Bake at 375 for about 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly before removing from bowls (use a sharp knife if necessary). Be careful the bowls will be HOT. Serve warm filled with soup of your choice.


Jen said...

So I tried these tonight, but my bowls turned into muffins? Did I make the bowls too thick? I know my glass bowls were small, maybe that was the problem. I'll get bigger bowls and try again.

Melissa Mann said...

homemade bread is the best!!! and those look super delicious!