Bread Bowls
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Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 4
 
Soft and chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, these round loaves of bread make the perfect vessel for your favorite soup!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3½ cups bread flour (or all-purpose flour, I used a mixture)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Spray bottle with warm water
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit 10 minutes, or until bubbly and foamy.
  2. Add 3 cups of flour and the salt, and mix well.
  3. Add remaining flour, ¼ cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is only slightly sticky to the touch.
  4. Knead until smooth, 5-10 minutes.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a warm, damp towel, and let rise 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 500.
  7. Punch the dough down and divide into 4 equal sized pieces.
  8. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  9. Score the top of each piece and sprinkle with salt.
  10. Spray with warm water and let rise 15 minutes.
  11. Bake in preheated oven for 2 minutes, then spray again with water and reduce the heat to 425. Bake 16-18 more minutes, or until golden brown.
Recipe by Changing Seasonings at http://changingseasonings.com/2017/11/bread-bowls-for-the-non-baker-like-me/