Homemade Bread Bowls Recipe
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Homemade Bread Bowls Recipe

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Instead of offering bread with you favorite kettle creation, our Test Kitchen home economists suggests serving it inside of these bread bowls!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 545 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, shortening, sugar, eggs, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into eight pieces; shape each into a ball. Grease two baking sheets and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place four balls 3 in. apart on each prepared pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  3. For bread bowls, cut a thin slice off the top of bread. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Fill with chili, chowder or stew. Yield: 8 bread bowls.
Originally published as Bread Bowls in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p178

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 247617
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"I made these recently and they turned out great. My family loved eating their soup out of the edible bowls."

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 224727
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"Okay, but not enough flavor. Will try again with more salt and seasonings"

neemaw User ID: 7212820 205552
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"very goooooood !!! the smell while baking is divine !!"

nessjo User ID: 6342534 129730
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Simply delicious! Definitely one to make again on a chilly night!"

cmkbf User ID: 6173693 54902
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"First time making bread bowls- this recipe is easy and delicious! will be making again!"

tarrahlea User ID: 5863265 129729
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"I have made these bread bowls several times and my family loves them. They are very similar to the bowls we get at a local deli."

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