Bread bowls are hollowed-out loaves of bread that can be used to serve dishes like clam chowder and dips. They can be made from various types of bread and are eaten alongside or filled with soup or stew. To make a bread bowl, cut off the top and remove the inside.
A bread bowl is a loaf, baked into a round shape, that has been hollowed out to make a bowl that you can eat too. Bread bowls are especially popular for serving clam chowder, spinach and chili dips, although they can be used for many other dishes. Using a bread bowl can take the place of an actual bowl and wear out at the end, allowing for quicker cleanup.
Bread bowls can come in various sizes. A large bread bowl can be used to serve a party-sized amount of spinach or artichoke dip, while a smaller bread bowl can be used for a single serving of soup, chili, or stew. Soups that aren’t as creamy as chowder, especially soups with a thin broth, may not be served in a bread bowl, as it may make the bowl soggy.
Many different types of bread can be used to make bowls. Large rolls, such as ciabatta rolls, are sometimes used. Other common options for bread bowls are whole grain bread, rye bread, or sourdough bread. Types of bread that are too soft will become soggy quickly, so make sure the bread you choose can absorb some of the stew, soup, sauce or chili.
The bread bowls can be eaten alongside the filling or finished with soup or stew. The top of the bread bowl is usually cut off and served next to the plate. This can be used to dip into soup or stew. The base soaks up the flavor, which many people find delicious. When a dip is served in a bread bowl, it will likely be served with more bread for the dipping.
To make a bread bowl, cut off an inch or two of the bread. Then cut out the inside of the loaf, removing most of the inside of the loaf. This can be saved and cut up for dipping or serving alongside your bread bowl.