Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

This is the easiest and most delicious bread bowl recipe around 🙂

Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Do you love making homemade bread?  If you do, then these easy homemade bread bowls are for you!  If you’ve never tried making homemade bread, this is one of the easiest recipes to start with.  So, go ahead and give it a try.  What do  you have to lose? You may just love it!  I have been making homemade bread for many years.  Although you can use any of your favorite bread recipes to make bread bowls, I find that this recipe makes a much more sturdy bowl than many others do.  Trust me, making bread is not nearly as scary as so many people make it out to be.  It’s a little time consuming, but not really difficult.  These bread bowls are going to be the staple for our Super Bowl party next week.  They can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer too!  These bread bowls are great for thick soups and dips.  We love them with chili and potato soup.  I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we do 😀

Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water (not hot)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 4 cups bread flour

Get to baking:

  1. Add water, sugar, & yeast to mixer with bread hook and let sit for 5 minutes
  2. Add milk, vegetable oil, and eggs to the water mixture and mix slowly with bread hook.
  3. Slowly add flour and continue to mix on low setting.
  4. Add salt and mix on medium with bread hook until dough forms a smooth ball.
  5. Coat dough with vegetable oil and cover with damp cloth and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  6. After dough has risen for and hour, remove from the bowl and divide into 5 even sections.  This doesn’t have to be perfect.
  7. Roll each section into a tight ball and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Allow plenty of room between each “bowl” for them to rise without touching.
  8. Place damp towel over “bowls” and place in a dry spot for them to rise for 30 minutes.
  9. After the “bowls” have risen for 30 minutes, remove damp towel and carefully place in oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees.
  10. After 30 minutes, the “bowls” should be golden brown.  Carefully remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
  11. After the “bowls” are cooled, use a bread knife to cut a hole that is about 4 inches in diameter in the center of the bowls.  Use your fingers to remove the bread from the bowls.  This will help ensure that you do not cut the sides of the bowls.  Leave about 1 inch of bread around the inside edge of the bowls to keep from leaking.
  12. Enjoy!

27 Comments
  • Thanks for the sharing the recipe. I can get really creative with this.

  • I have never try making a bread bowl. Your recipe is doable looks easy. Like your creativity in the kitchen. Will share with friends.

  • We love soup in a bread bowl. They are soooooo good.

  • Oh, I haven’t done a bread bowl in ages – thanks for you recipe!!

  • I have never tackled bread at home. I want to, but I feel intimidated. You’ve given me hope that I could do it.

  • This looks delicious!!! Will work my oven out!

  • This is something I’m sure my husband would love when I do chili night

  • These look delicious and so healthy too can’t wait to try them!

  • Awesome. I love bread bowls because I love soup! It’s so nice to have an edible bowl, it makes meals more enjoyable!

  • i was just thinking about making bread bowls earlier today but hadn’t looked up a recipe yet and now i won’t need to look any further for the recipe!

  • Never heard of or made bread bowls. The concept makes sense so I think I might try it

  • Never made a bread bowl but so doing one shortly with your recipe!!!!

  • This is the first time that i saw this recipe and it look good, I wanna try this on weekend.

  • Soup in a bread bowl is such a favorite of mine. I am going to try these out, and I pinned them!

  • Wow what a delicious food. It really looks amazing, i want this right now,

  • Yummy. My husband and I love having broccoli and cheddar in bread bowls and restaurants. I’ll have to try this.

  • These look delicious! I would just eat different soups in them every day 😉

  • Oh my gosh! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to get at home to try it!

  • That looks yummy. I’m not good at baking bread. You make it look so easy.

  • The recipe looks so very delicious. And it is easy as well.

  • I love bread bowls. They make great “dip” or “soup” bowls and basically no clean up! It’s a win-win all around.

  • I’ve never made a bread bowl before, but would love to try it someday. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • I do love homemade bread, and this idea looks amazing. I’d just have to try it with gluten-free flour.

  • These look great and would be fun to make with my kids. Thank you for sharing.

  • Bread bowls and soup are amazing! Never made bread from scratch before but, I really, really should especially now that it’s winter. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  • Your Bread Bowls look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  • How yummy is this! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.

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