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Bread Bowl

This bread bowl ticks off another item on my bucket list or should I say bread list. I have been meaning to make a bread bowl but somehow never got to it. Like we know, Bake-a-thon is made just to correct such situations. The best part of it was I got the daughter to have soup very easily because she was excited to eat from an edible bowl. That is surely another item on the bucket list – get the daughter to eat happily by herself. So yay!

Why I like this bread?

It is an easy bread to bake and makes for a wonderful addition to impress guests at a dinner. Like I said before, it makes it so easy to get kids to have their soup or anything else you want to put in it. You can also just have this like regular bread buns with any dish of your choice.

Other similar breads are Bread basket, Bread rolls, Burger buns and Pizza cups

Bread Bowl

Recipe adapted from here

Makes 5 small or 3 large bread bowls


460 gms All purpose flour

1 tbsp Vital gluten

1 tbsp Instant yeast

1 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1 1/2 cups Lukewarm water


  • Add the flour, gluten, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl
  • Pour water and mix together to form a sticky dough
  • Knead for 6-8 minutes to a soft dough
  • Cover and set aside to let it double, around 1 hour
  • Transfer the dough to a flour-ed surface
  • Divide it into 5 parts
  • Shape each dough part into a ball and place it on a greased baking tray
  • Cover and let them double, around 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 250C
  • Slash the top of the bread in the shape of a cross
  • Bake for 3 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 220C and bake for 20 minutes or till the breads are golden brown
  • Cool for 30-45 minutes
  • Cut out the top of the bread and scoop out the inside
  • To pour soup or other liquid leave a thick bottom layer to hold it in
  • Pour the soup or any other filling of your choice
  • Enjoy!


  1. If you do not have gluten you can omit it or you can use bread flour instead of all purpose flour and gluten

Bread Bowl


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  1. I always love to order soup in bread bowls in restaurants but I am yet to try to make it myself. Yours came out perfect!

  2. Beautiful bread bowl ! These bowls are such a rage here , every wedding that we attend serve these bowls . One bowl and you are done ! Glad the little girl enjoyed it , happy you don’t have to feed her !

  3. This is so tempting I often serve tomato soup or roasted bell pepper soup in small bread bowls.. My kids love it!! your’s is so perfectly baked… loved you crusty bread bowls!!

  4. Really a great job, ????
    I can understand the feeling of satisfaction you must have got after successful attempt.
    So vital gluten can be omitted, right..

  5. wow sowmya, bread bowl looks fab ! I can understand the excitement of the lil one, i m myself excited to see that cute bowl holding the soup!! This is in my to-do lsit for long time now, seeing all the bread posts this bake-a-thon, i might as well bake some bread!!! wonderful share!

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