Soup in a Bread Bowl!

Follow bread recipe, adding Rosemary (1/4 tsp per loaf) for extra flavor

  1. A bun . . .After dough has risen, divide each loaf into 4 balls
  2. Place on cookie sheets and flatten slightly
  3. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes
  4. Lightly beat 1 egg white with 2 Tbsp of water and brush mixture onto risen loaves.
  5. Bake at 375 for 40 or 50 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and let cool
  7. . . . becomes a bowl . . .Cut a circle out of the top of each loaf, and  remove that part of the crust
  8. Either remove the soft bread at the center or compress it to form a bowl

Now the bowl is ready to be filled with your favorite soup. For starters, try . . .

. . . which soon disappears!Broccoli Cheese Soup – 6 servings

  1. In a saucepan, heat:
    3 cups Water, and 
    1 Tbsp Chicken Bouillon
  2. Steaming hot!Add:
    3/4 tsp Salt
    3/4 tsp Seasoning Salt
    1/8 tsp Pepper, coarse
    1 pinch Nutmeg
    14 oz. Fresh or Frozen Broccoli Cuts
    1/3 cup Diced Onion
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Served by the best!Reduce heat to very low and simmer ten minutes or until vegetables are tender
  5. In a separate saucepan:
    Melt 1/3 cup Butter
    Add 1/3 cup Flour and whisk
    Cook on very low heat for 5 minutes
  6. Add to broccoli mixture and whisk until smooth
  7. Add 3 cups warm Milk
  8. A Staddon favorite!Bring to a boil
  9. Immediately decrease heat and simmer two minutes
  10. Add 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  11. Cook until cheese is melted and soup is hot!

Then pour into bread bowls and enjoy. It definitely isn’t as difficult as it sounds. If you’re like us you will end up wanting to make it again and again. You might even have less dishes to wash. 🙂

For other excellent recipes see Kim Cahill’s No Guesswork Cookbook


  1. Kendalyn April 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Delicious! I’ve always wanted to try a bread bowl and now I have the recipe to do so! Mrs. Staddon, the meal looks incredible! Well done on the post, Donald!

  2. Mrs. Antonion April 15, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    The recipes look wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Michael April 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Great choice for your birthday dinner, Don! That was “scrumdilly-licious”!

  4. Esther Staddon April 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh, it was so good! Not every day you eat the bowl with the soup!

  5. Crystal April 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the recipes! I especially look forward to trying the bread bowl one.
    I suspected that egg whites were what did the trick in restaurant bread bowls but hesitated to try my hand at it without a recipe. Now I know!

    Happy Birthday Donald!!

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