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How To Make Bread Bowls Recipe


How To Make Bread Bowls Recipe

How to make a bread bowl recipe

Peggy Trowbridge
Round loaves of crusty bread make great serving dishes and they are edible. Learn how to make bread bowls for serving soups, stews, chowders, dips, and spreads.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Start with a round loaf of crusty sourdough or French bread from a bakery or make your own.
  2. Use a serrated knife to slice off the top of the round crusty bread loaf.
  3. Cut or pull the soft center of the loaf away from the shell, leaving a 1-inch thickness of soft bread dough around the inside of the crust.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter or olive oil with 1 clove of pressed garlic and 1 tsp minced fresh parsley.
  5. Brush inside of bread bowl and dough side of lid with butter mixture.
  6. Bake in conventional or toaster oven at 400 F. for 5 to 10 minutes until golden.
  7. Let cool.


  1. Bake your own bread rounds or purchase them at the bakery.
  2. The top may be used as a lid or cut into dippers.
  3. Save the inside bread dough for croutons or bread crumbs.
  4. You may omit the butter, oil, and garlic, if you wish.
  5. Use bread bowls to serve soups, stews, chowders, dips, and spreads. Encourage eating of the bowl.

What You Need

  • Conventional or toaster oven.
  • Round loaf of French, sourdough or other crusty bread.
  • Butter, margarine, or olive oil.
  • Garlic press.
  • Garlic.
  • Serrated knife.
  • Fresh parsley.
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