Easy Bread Bowls

Turn frozen bread dough into edible "bowls" for your family's favorite soup and chili.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Lightly grease outsides of six 10-ounce custard cups with shortening (do not use cooking spray). Place cups upside down on large cookie sheet.
  • 2 Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, then pat into 6- inch round. Place rounds over bottoms of custard cups. Brush dough with oil. Sprinkle with basil and garlic salt. Cover and let rise in warm place 20 minutes.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cups and place right side up on wire rack. (Interiors of bread bowls may be slightly moist.)
  • 4 To serve, place warm or cooled bread bowls in individual shallow soup or pasta bowls. Spoon soup, stew or chili into bread bowls.
  • 1 Lightly grease outsides of six 10-ounce custard cups with shortening (do not use cooking spray). Place cups upside down on large cookie sheet.
  • 2 Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, then pat into 6- inch round. Place rounds over bottoms of custard cups. Brush dough with oil. Sprinkle with basil and garlic salt. Cover and let rise in warm place 20 minutes.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cups and place right side up on wire rack. (Interiors of bread bowls may be slightly moist.)
  • 4 To serve, place warm or cooled bread bowls in individual shallow soup or pasta bowls. Spoon soup, stew or chili into bread bowls.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of basil, you may want to experiment with other dried herbs, such as thyme, rosemary or oregano. Or try chili powder for an extra burst of flavor with your favorite chili.

To make handling the bread dough as easy as can be, make sure the dough has thawed but has not started to rise. You may also need to reshape the dough rounds after a few minutes on the cups by gently pushing the dough down and shaping as needed.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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