Bob loves a good bread bowl full of soup or chili which is what he requested for New Year’s Eve dinner so I decided to give the bread bowls a shot. They came out pretty good, I’m sure I’ll get better at it.
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
3 1/2 cups flour, more as needed
2 teaspoons salt
spray bottle with warm water
1 In bowl of mixer with bread hook attached, mix water, yeast, sugar, 3 cups of the flour and salt. Add remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from sides of bowl and is only slightly sticky to the touch. Knead until smooth, 5 – 10 minutes. Place dough in lightly greased bowl, cover with damp towel and let rise 30 minutes.
2 Preheat oven to 500. Punch dough down and divide into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Score top of each piece and sprinkle with salt then spray with warm water and let rise 15 minutes. Bake in for 2 minutes at 500 then reduce heat to 425 and bake an additional 16 – 18 minutes or until golden brown.
recipe from The Baker Upstairs