Homemade Bread Bowl Recipe

My husband has been asking me to make bread bowls for a while now, so for his birthday dinner, I made these Homemade Bread Bowls, and he loved them! I also made a homemade potato soup to go with it. I’ll make sure to share that recipe with you in the near future.

Homemade Bread Bowls:

(Makes 6 -8 bread bowls)
2 cups + 4 Tablespoons warm water
2 packages of active dry yeast (5 1/2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
3 teaspoons salt
6 1/2 cups all-purpose or bread flour


1) Using a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, add warm water and sprinkle in yeast. Add 1 Tablespoon sugar to the top. Let dissolve for a 5-10 minutes until yeast becomes foamy.
2) Add melted butter, 1 Tablespoon sugar and salt. Mix until combined. Gradually add flour. Once combined, allow your mixer to knead the dough for about 5 minutes (you could do this by hand if you don’t use a mixer).  
3) Form dough into 6 – 8 equal sized balls (When I did this recipe, we couldn’t eat the whole bread bowl, so I recommend making 7-8 balls instead of 6, unless you want the large bread bowls.)  Place on a greased cookie sheet and let rise for 1-2 hours until doubled.
4) Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool and cut off the top, remove some of the bread from the inside and fill with soup.
The recipe was slightly varied from Six Sisters Stuff.

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  1. This looks super yummy! I’ve made bread bowls before. My girls would love it. Though, I always have a problem when I’m working with yeast. It never acts like it suppose to. Visiting from http://makeitorfixit.com. Stop by when you get a chance.

    • I used to have problems with my yeast too. I learned that I needed the water more on the hot side before adding the yeast. Thanks for stopping by. I will drop by to check outyour site.

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