Bread bowls are perfect for soup, chili or even dip. They’re easy to make when you start out with a loaf of your favorite frozen bread dough. Let me show you how to make them using frozen bread dough.
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Easy to Make Bread Bowls
How fun to serve soup in bread bowls! My husband loves getting soup in a bread bowl when we’re eating out so I thought it would be fun to make my own bread bowls to serve with our soup last week. They were incredibly easy to make too!
My family loves having soup for dinner…especially during the cold winter months. There’s nothing quite like a bowl of soup to warm you up at the end of a long day. Whether you’re coming home from work or from running the kids to their after school activities, soup can be an easy choice for dinner.
Serving the soup in homemade bread bowls makes the soup even more delicious and fun to enjoy at the end of a long day.
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- One loaf or one pound of Rhodes White Bread Dough; thawed
- Egg wash
- Your favorite soup, dip or chili
How to Defrost Frozen Bread Dough
There are two ways you can defrost frozen bread dough. This is the way I always do it when making any recipe.
- I used Rhodes White Bread Dough for this recipe. You can find it in the freezer section of your grocery store.
- The easiest way to thaw your frozen dough is to remove it from the freezer and place the dough on a baking tray or dish in refrigerator over night. Make sure you wrap the dough with plastic wrap.
- Each package has 3 loaves of frozen bread dough. And you can make 3 bread bowls from one loaf.
- Depending on how many bread bowls you are making, remove as many loaves as you need and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cover the bread dough loaves with a piece of plastic wrap that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This will help make sure the dough doesn’t stick to the plastic wrap as it defrosts.
Here is the second way you can defrost frozen bread dough by using the microwave. I have never tried it this way but it seems like an easy fast way to get the bread defrosted.
- You can use the microwave to help defrost the frozen bread dough, but be careful and watch it closely so you don’t overheat the yeast.
- Using the defrost setting, place the frozen loaf of bread dough on a microwave safe plate for 2 1/2 minutes. Turn the loaf over and microwave for another 2 1/2 minutes. Dough should be thawed but still cold to touch.
- Let the dough sit for about 5 minutes before cutting into sections to shape for the bread bowls.
How to Make Bread Bowls
Now that we have our bread dough defrosted, it’s ready to shape into bread bowls.
Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for them to double in size…about 1 to 2 hours. Make sure your kitchen is warm when you’re working with bread dough to help aid in the rising of the bread bowls after they’ve been formed.
How to Bake the Bread Bowls
After the balls of dough have doubled in size, brush with the beaten egg using a silicon pastry brush. Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the bread dough balls are golden brown.
How to Cut a Bread Bowl
Allow the bread bowls to cool to room temperature before cutting. With a knife at a angle, slice the top off the bread bowl.
Gently remove a good portion of the bread to make room for the soup. Now, don’t throw that bread away! Serve it alongside the soup with plenty of homemade garlic butter for your family to spread on top.
How to Serve Soup
Add the prepared soup to the bread bowl, then add your favorite toppings. Serve with the top of the bread bowl on the side to enjoy as well. My family loved the potato soup served in an individual bread bowl and I know your family will love making these easy bread bowls too.
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HOW TO DEFROST FROZEN BREAD DOUGH
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 738mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g
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