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!



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10 Discussions


1 year ago


How much gram is one cup flower and how much ml is one cup water?


1 reply

1 year ago

O.K. I posted to quickly. I found the recipe for Broccoli and Cheese soup. Now I can't wait to go shopping for the ingredients. Thanks again for the recipes.


1 year ago

This looks soooo good. I can't wait to try this recipe. The only disappointment was that I couldn't find the recipe for the soup. It looks so thick and rich. Very tempting pictures. Thanks for sharing.


1 year ago

this is why i am always hurngry


1 year ago

Just a suggestion: Wouldn't it make more sense to list the ingredients in the order they are to be used, as would be typical of most recipes? Otherwise, this looks great!


1 year ago

I'm going to make these with my crock pot potato soup with broccoli and cheese. I'm about to cook my soup and 'turn it up' with the bowls. Ooo Wee!!! Thanks Befferoni and Cheese. I'll be back.


1 year ago

Looks good! I have wanted to make bread bowls for soup for years! I shall do two tweaks: sub 1/4 cup whole wheat flour for 1/4 cup all-purpose flour; and omit egg-white wash and instead sub slightly salted warm water. If I can manage to remember, once I've made my tweaked version, I'll be back and post a follow up. If I get really brave, I'll do bread plates (trenchers? There's an old name for them) and see if my non-bread-loving spouse comes entirely unglued. See, I will eat the bowl (or plate) but what he will do with it . . . maybe I'll be able to include that in the comments!. .


1 year ago

Excellent directions! Can't wait to make & eat them. Thanks, Dave


1 year ago

o man, i'm so hungry all of a looks delicious.