Introduction: How to Make Bread Bowls

About: I am a wife and a mother of two. I love reading, biking, kayaking and playing the recorder.

In this instructable, I will show you how to make something that will raise your soup up a notch- the bread bowl.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you will need

6 c all-purpose flour

2 egg whites

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp water

2 1/2 tsp salt

4 tbsp olive oil & 1 tbsp olive oil

2 packets instant yeast

2 1/2 c warm water (not too hot!)

Step 2:

Using the mixing bowl for the electric mixer, combine the water with the yeast and sugar and leave alone for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Get Another Bowl..

In a separate bowl combine the flour and salt.

Step 4: Bringing It All Together

Add the flour mixture a little at a time to the yeast mixture.

Step 5: Mix Looking Good? Good.

After everything is combined, add the 4 tbsp of olive oil and mix thoroughly. Mix the dough until it pulls together.

Step 6: Still Have That Flour Bowl? Good.

Coat a bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Toss the dough around the bowl to coat it with the oil.

Step 7: Cover It Up!

Cover the dough and place in a warm area to let proof for one hour.

Step 8: Stress Relief!

Uncover the dough and give it a punch.

Step 9: Work It!

Flour your working surface and remove the dough from the bowl and kneed for a few minutes.

Step 10: Cut!

Cut the dough into 6 equal parts.

Step 11: All That Time Playing With Play-doh Paid Off.

Push your thumb in the bottom of the dough pulling the edges up and over and bringing the edges together and pinching them to form a ball.

This will keep the top of your dough bowl looking pretty.

Step 12: Line Up!

Place the dough folded side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 13: Proof X 2

Cover the dough again and proof for 30 minutes.

Step 14: You Just Need a Very Small Bowl for This.

Mix the eggs with 2 tbsp water to create an egg wash.

Step 15: Don't Miss a Spot.

Brush the egg wash on the dough balls.

Step 16: Bake!

Bake in an oven that's been preheated to 400° for 25 minutes.

Step 17: Be Careful Straight Out of the Oven It's Hot!

Cut the tops of the bowls off and remove some of the dough from the inside, making a hollow bowl.

Step 18: (add Soup)

Enjoy! If you make this, let me know what you think!