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Homemade Bread Bowls

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I was at the store the other day and liked to have had a cow (that's Kentucky slang for throwin a fit) when I saw the cost of a round loaf of bread to use for a bread bowl. Almost $5.00! What???? I was NOT going to pay that price for some bread! I knew I had to see if I could make homemade bread bowls.

I started searching on my favorite recipe sites and finally found one that was worth trying: Bread Bowl Recipe from All Recipes.

I was kind of nervous because anytime I have fixed bread, it doesn't “poof” like it is supposed to. But this time . . . well . . . look . . . I was so excited! we filled them with my famous Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup and they turned out delicious!
You can make this bread too using a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl.
How to Make Bread Bowls

Homemade Bread Bowls

Homemade 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 granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Using a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, add warm water and sprinkle in yeast. Let dissolve for a few minutes until yeast becomes foamy. Add melted butter, sugar and salt and mix until combined. Gradually add flour. Once combined, allow your mixer to knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Punch dough down and form into 6 equal sized balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet and let rise until doubled. 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 or dip.

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This was seriously so easy and made our soups taste like they came from Panera!

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