Bread Bowls (for Salad or Soup)

This recipe makes use of one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances: the bread machine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2.75 cup bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp bread machine or quick active dry yeast
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp water

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients (except egg yolk and 1 Tbsp water) in bread machine in order recommended by manufacturer.
  2. Select Dough/Manual cycle.  Do not use delay cycle.
  3. Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands.  Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface.
  4. Grease outsides of 6 10-oz custard cups.  Place cups upside down on ungreased cookie sheet.  Divide dough into 6 equal pieces.  Roll or pat each piece into a 7-inch circle on lightly floured surface.  Shape dough circles over outsides of cups.  Cover and let rise in warm place 15-20 minutes or until slightly puffy.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix egg yolk and water; brush gently over bread bowls.  Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.  Carefully lift bread bowls from custard cups – bread and glass bowls will be hot.  Cook bread bowls upright on wire rack.
  6. Fill and enjoy!
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