Homemade Bread Bowls

homemade bread bowls for soup

These bread bowls have a crackly crust that’s perfect for dipping in your favorite soup.


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  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour

Salt Water Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. To make the dough, you can either use the dough cycle on your bread machine, mix in a heavy stand mixer with dough hook or Bosch Kitchen Machine, or mix by hand. Dissolve sugar, yeast and salt in warm water.
  2. Add flour cup by cup, mixing after each addition, until a firm dough is formed (or let the dough cycle do its thing). Let rise about 20 minutes, punch down, allow to rise until doubled in size.
  3. When dough has doubled in size, divide it into four portions and shape it into rounds. Place on baking sheets that are well greased or lined with reusable parchment paper. Let rise until doubled again.
  4. Make the salt water glaze by mixing the salt and water together in a small bowl. This will give your bread a crispy crust. Use a pastry brush to brush the rounds with the salt water glaze.
  5. Bake at 400°F for around 15 minutes, until lightly browned.


Since this recipe makes four bowls, you’ll need two baking sheets, and will bake the bowls in two batches.

Keywords: bread, bread bowl