Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Winter is coming so it’s time to start thinking about making soup! What pairs better with soup than a freshly made bread bowl?!  I have tried a few recipes, but this is the first one I actually will make again. The only thing I need to figure out is how to make the bowl taller….the flavor though is perfect! So let’s get started making bread bowls.

Bread bowl


Ingredients (makes 6 bread bowls):

2  1/4  cups warm water

2 packages of active dry yeast (5 1/2 teaspoons)

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

3 teaspoons salt

6 1/2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour


  • In your mixing bowl, combine the yeast and water. Let rest for about 10 minutes until yeast is bubbly/foamy.
  • Add melted butter, sugar, and salt and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add flour.
  • Once combined, allow your mixer to knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
  • Punch dough down and form into 6 equal sized balls.
  • Place on parchment paper, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled.  Around an hour or so.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool and cut off the top, remove some of the bread from the inside and fill with soup.


Here are the dough balls before letting them rise!

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And after baking you will have a nice bread bowl like this one!

Original Recipe can be found here!

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