Bread bowls from frozen bread dough. These are great. Serve these with a salad or a very thick soup.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
12 hrs 50 mins
total:
13 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 bowls
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thaw bread dough.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Divide bread dough into fourths. Roll each fourth into an 8 inch circle.

  • Brush the back of 4 oven-safe bowls with oil or cooking spray. Place bowls upside down on a baking sheet. Place dough circles on bowls. Brush edge of dough with water and fold it back into a "hem" to make a bowl rim.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 54.5g 18% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 635.6mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2006
The recipe was fine but when making the bread bowls I used greased custard cups instead. The smaller bowls work better. Put the dough over the custard cups and then proof them. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2008
Instead of all the work of stretching around bowls here is what I did. I turned on the oven to 350 and ran it for about 1 1/2 minutes and turned it off. I put a oven safe dish of hot water on the lowest rack setting and then put frozen bread loaves uncovered on a greased cookie sheet and put them on a rack above the water dish and closed the oven. It takes around 2 hrs for the dough to rise. Then take the bread out and pull it apart into 5 chunks per loaf of dough. Use your hands and make it into a ball making sure the bottom is somewhat flat and solid then put back on the cookie sheet and into the warm oven to rise again for about 30-45 minutes. They will naturally rise again and form the shape of a bowl. Brush w/ eggwash or butter/olive oil whichever you like and bake at 350 for 17-22 minutes. Let them cool. When cool cut off the top w/ a bread knife and gently take out the inside but leave at least 1/4 inch on all the inside area. Gently push your fingers around the inside to firm up inside and bake the bowls for up to 10 more minutes to crisp up. It may sound like a lot when it is typed out but it is very easy. Frozen bread dough is very tough to pull and stretch w/o tearing so this route is simple. You could even just cover the frozen loaves of bread overnight on a table or counter w/ plastic and towel on a greased cookie sheet and that would take care of the first step before forming the circles. I also sometimes mix in italian seasoning or parmesan chee Read More
(54)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2008
Instead of all the work of stretching around bowls here is what I did. I turned on the oven to 350 and ran it for about 1 1/2 minutes and turned it off. I put a oven safe dish of hot water on the lowest rack setting and then put frozen bread loaves uncovered on a greased cookie sheet and put them on a rack above the water dish and closed the oven. It takes around 2 hrs for the dough to rise. Then take the bread out and pull it apart into 5 chunks per loaf of dough. Use your hands and make it into a ball making sure the bottom is somewhat flat and solid then put back on the cookie sheet and into the warm oven to rise again for about 30-45 minutes. They will naturally rise again and form the shape of a bowl. Brush w/ eggwash or butter/olive oil whichever you like and bake at 350 for 17-22 minutes. Let them cool. When cool cut off the top w/ a bread knife and gently take out the inside but leave at least 1/4 inch on all the inside area. Gently push your fingers around the inside to firm up inside and bake the bowls for up to 10 more minutes to crisp up. It may sound like a lot when it is typed out but it is very easy. Frozen bread dough is very tough to pull and stretch w/o tearing so this route is simple. You could even just cover the frozen loaves of bread overnight on a table or counter w/ plastic and towel on a greased cookie sheet and that would take care of the first step before forming the circles. I also sometimes mix in italian seasoning or parmesan chee Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2006
The recipe was fine but when making the bread bowls I used greased custard cups instead. The smaller bowls work better. Put the dough over the custard cups and then proof them. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very plain but a great way to spruce up a meal! We thought these went well with African Chicken Stew from this site. My only problem was getting the bowls to be big enough; my dough was still a little frozen which didn't help but I couldn't roll 1/4 lb of my dough out to 8 inches to save my life. But even though my bowls were shallow they were still pretty tasty! Make sure you really coat the bowls and the baking sheet with oil or cooking spray because the dough sticks on like superglue if you miss a spot! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2006
We did this at perkins only we had rounds of frozen dough that we let proof and we didn't roll them out- we just manipulated the dough over the bowl- save yourself some time- do it that way! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
Wonderful idea I used it with my cream of veggie soup and it was just delicious!! Dont forget to butter the bowl liberally though if ther was any spot I missed the bread stuck to it!! That was my fault so I give it a 5. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2007
Such a cute idea Andrew! My whole family really enjoyed being able to eat their bowl! I served chicken a la king in these however to make life a little easier I used the non frozen Pillsbury Italian bread in the tube. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2008
This was easier than I thought it would be and the end result was impressive! I used ground herb italian seasonings sprinkled on both sides of the dough while rolling out. This not only added flavor but made for a nice looking bowl. I think a nice salad will work well in this. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2010
My kids (super picky eaters) loved this. They were so impressed by the edible bowl they didn't really notice the potato soup in it. I had a little trouble making a lip. With the greased bowl it kept shrinking up on me. I had to tuck my lip under the edge to keep it in place. Read More
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