Homemade Bread Bowls 👍🏻

A bread bowl is exactly what it sounds like: a round loaf of bread scooped out to create a bowl.

Homemade Bread Bowls can be served with your soup or stew and will turn it into a meal you’ll never forget! This bread is crusty on the outside and soft inside, perfect for a bread bowl.

Ways to Make Bread

Bread is the staple food served all around the world that is usually made from yeast, cultured with yeast, allowed to rise, and finally baked in an oven. Gluten-free bread is made using flours from a variety of ingredients such as almonds, rice, sorghum, corn, legumes such as beans, and tubers such as cassava. Since these foods lack gluten, dough made from them may not hold its shape as the loaves rise, and their crumb may be dense.

Homemade Bread Bowls
Homemade Bread Bowls

How to Store Homemade Bread Bowls

Cover and store leftover bread bowl at room temperature for a couple of days or in the refrigerator for 1 week. You can also freeze the baked bread bowls for up to 3 months, then thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

History of Bread

Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods. Evidence from 30,000 years ago in Europe and Australia revealed starch residue on rocks used for pounding plants. The world’s oldest evidence of bread-making has been found in a 14,500-year-old Natufian site in Jordan’s northeastern desert.

The Metropolitan City of Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is the capital city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It’s home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, whose RISD Museum displays American art and silver. Nearby, 18th- and 19th-century homes line the streets of College Hill. Waterplace Park is the backdrop for the WaterFire art installation, which lights up the surrounding tidal basin most nights in the summer and for special events.

A Brief History of Providence, Rhode Island

The Rhode Island city of Providence has a nearly 400-year history integral to that of the United States, including significance in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the American Revolutionary War by providing leadership and fighting strength, quartering troops, and supplying goods to residents by circumventing the blockade of Newport.

The city is also noted for the first bloodshed of the American Revolution in the Gaspée Affair. Additionally, Providence is notable for economic shifts, moving from trading to manufacturing; the decline of manufacturing devastated the city during the Great Depression, but the city eventually attained economic recovery through an investment of public funds.

Tourism in Providence, Rhode Island

Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, a renowned restaurant scene, and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit.

The Cuisine of Providence, Rhode Island

Providence has always been famous for classics like clam cakes, stuffies (stuffed quahogs), Rhode Island-style calamari (with hot cherry peppers), johnny cakes (cornmeal flatbread), Rhode Island clam chowder (which is a clear or red soup as opposed to a creamy white chowder) and coffee.

LaSalle Bakery
685 Admiral St, Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: +1 401 228 0081

LaSalle Bakery
LaSalle Bakery

Life is sweet at LaSalle Bakery and we’re grateful for it every day. What are the ingredients of our happiness? Let’s begin with an old school, old-world, no-shortcut philosophy that keeps us sure and grounded. Add in an unshakeable insistence on baking with nothing but the best and a family of treasured employees, without whom we’d be nothing.

At LaSalle, our wonderful customers bring their friendly, warm energy to the mix. It’s so easy to take care of them as if they are friends, because they are!

We love being an institution! We’ve been a part of our community for decades and give back with an open heart. We love being able to offer a comfortable spot where friends feel right at home. We show them love with our magnificent pastries, cakes, cookies, pies, and breads – and they return it to us with their loyalty and support. There’s a “culture” at LaSalle Bakery that’s hard to describe, but easy to feel.

How to Make This Homemade Bread Bowl Recipe

You will need about 2½ hours to make this recipe. The bread turns out best if you use high-quality bread flour for the best results. Although you can mix and knead the dough by hand I do recommend using a stand mixer for this process.

What You Need to Make Bread Bowls

Ingredients for Homemade Bread Bowls
Ingredients for Homemade Bread Bowls

Ingredients

How to Cook Bread Bowls

Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Homemade Bread Bowls Cooking Directions

  1. Activate the Yeast

    In a mixing bowl, pour the warm water over the yeast, whisk together and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Cover the bowl with a towel. The mixture should be frothy and foamy after 5 minutes.

  2. Mix the Dough

    On low speed, add the sugar, salt, olive oil, and 4 cups of bread flour. Beat on low speed for 1 minute, then add the remaining 2 cups of flour. Beat on low speed for 5-6 minutes. The dough should be thick, yet soft, and only slightly sticky. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl as it mixes. If it’s too sticky, add more flour, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  3. Rise the Dough

    Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Then grease the mixing bowl and place it back into the bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in a warm environment to rise until doubled, about 90 minutes.

  4. Release the Air Bubbles

    Once doubled in size, punch down the dough to release any air bubbles. Remove dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down again to release any more air bubbles if needed.

  5. Cut the Dough

    Using a sharp knife or dough scraper, cut into 6 even pieces. Form each into a large ball.

  6. Prep the Baking Sheets

    Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Place 3 dough balls onto each. Cover lightly and set aside to rest for 20 minutes as the oven preheats.

  7. Preheat the Oven

    Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Brush each dough ball with egg wash and, using a sharp knife, score an X into the tops of each.

  8. Bake for 30 Minutes

    Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool until ready to handle. The longer you cool, the easier they are to cut open!

  9. Cut and Serve

    For serving, cut a large round out of the top of each bread bowl. Scoop out the center (save the center to dunk into the stew) and fill with soup.

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Homemade Bread Bowl

Homemade Bread Bowls

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
These delicious bread bowls are a great way to serve soup or stew. Use the bread you scooped out from the inside to dip into your soup.

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Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 540 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, pour the warm water over the yeast, whisk together and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Cover the bowl with a towel. The mixture should be frothy and foamy after 5 minutes.
    2 ¼ cups warm water, 2 packets active dry yeast
  • On low speed, add the sugar, salt, olive oil, and 4 cups of bread flour. Beat on low speed for 1 minute, then add the remaining 2 cups of flour. Beat on low speed for 5-6 minutes. The dough should be thick, yet soft, and only slightly sticky. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl as it mixes. If it’s too sticky, add more flour, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
    2 tsp white sugar, 2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp olive oil, 6 cups bread flour
  • Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Then grease the mixing bowl and place it back into the bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in a warm environment to rise until doubled, about 90 minutes.
  • Once doubled in size, punch down the dough to release any air bubbles. Remove dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down again to release any more air bubbles if needed.
  • Using a sharp knife or dough scraper, cut into 6 even pieces. Form each into a large ball.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Place 3 dough balls onto each. Cover lightly and set aside to rest for 20 minutes as the oven preheats.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Brush each dough ball with egg wash (egg and milk mixed well) and, using a sharp knife, score an X into the tops of each.
    1 tbsp milk, 1 large egg
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool until ready to handle. The longer you cool, the easier they are to cut open!
  • For serving, cut a large round out of the top of each bread bowl. Scoop out the center (save the center to dunk into the stew) and fill with soup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bread bowlCalories: 540kcalCarbohydrates: 100.3gProtein: 17.5gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 798mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 5.3gSugar: 1.8gCalcium: 35mgIron: 7mg
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