Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bread Bowls

♥ Beginner

Let's get real for a second. Like, really real. 

Have you ever heard someone say, "I hate homemade bread." Ever? Nope, that's because it's simply impossible to hate homemade bread. 

Homemade Bread might as well equal a loving embrace from your mom, because even if your mom never made homemade bread, the smell will envelope you in love. That's right I said it. The smell of homemade bread = love. 

Anyhow, who doesn't love their soup in a breadbowl? I do!!! 

These are super easy to make, and you don't have to let them rise twice, so they only take about an hour tops. Bonus!!! 

What you'll need: 
* 4 C + 4 Tbsp Warm Water
* 5 1/2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast (2 packets if you go that route) 
* 1/2 C Butter, Melted
* 2 Tbsp Sugar
* 3 tsp. Salt
* 6 1/2 C. All-Purpose or Bread Flour

How it's done: 
1. Combine yeast in warm water and let proof until foamy (about 3 minutes). 
2. Add Sugar, Butter, and Salt, combine lightly. 
3. Add Flour at 1C increments until it's all worked in. 
4. Pull out dough, and divide into 6 equal portions. Roll into a ball, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise under a warm towel (in a warm place) for 40-60 minutes. Rolls should double in size. 
5. Bake at 425*F for 20-25 Minutes. 
6. Slice off tops, and hollow out insides - then fill with your favorite soup!