Basic Bread Bowl Recipe

Basic Bread Bowl Recipe
Cobb, Sour Dough or any Round crusty loaves make great serving dishes and they are edible. They can be used to serve thick soups, stews, chowders, dips, and spreads.

Note: Small crusty rolls can also be used in this recipe.
  1. Cobb or round or a crusty bread
  2. ¼ cup of butter, margarine or olive oil
  3. 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  4. 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley, optional
  1. Using a serrated knife, slice off the top of the Cobb loaf.
  2. Pull out the soft centre leaving about a 1-inch thickness of soft bread dough around the inside of the crust.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter or olive oil with 1 clove of minced garlic and fresh parsley.
  4. Brush inside of bread bowl and dough side of lid with butter mixture.
  5. Bake at 200 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes until golden.
  6. Allow to cool.
  1. * The top may be used as a lid or cut into dippers.
  2. * Save the inside bread dough for croutons or bread crumbs.
  3. * You may omit the butter, oil, and garlic, if you wish.
  4. * Use bread bowls to serve soups, stews, chowders, dips and spreads.
  5. * Encourage eating of the bowl.
Recipe by Anglicare North Queensland Limited.