Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bread Bowl

Surprise, another post on bread. Please tell me someone who does not want to eat soup from a bread bowl. I would not believe you. This bread is so good by itself and even better with your favorite soup in it. The Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup is so good in it.

Easy Bread Bowl

1 1/2 c warm water
1 packet instant yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
3 1/2 c bread flour
2 tsp salt
Glass container with ice with baking

1. In mixer, dissolve yeast and sugar in water for about 5 minutes, until foamy.
2. Add 3 cups of flour and salt, mix. Adding the rest of the flour 1/4 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. You might have to add extra as needed. Knead until smooth for about 5 minutes.
3. Place dough in lightly sprayed bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel for 30 minutes to rise.
4. Preheat oven to 500 and place the container with ice in the oven. Punch dough down and divide into 4 equal sized pieces. 
5. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a lightly sprayed baking sheet. Score the top of each roll. Sprinkle with salt and spray warm water and let rise for 15 minutes.
6. Put in oven for 2 minutes, then reduce heat to 425 and bake for 16 more minutes or until golden brown.