Now this is about the chowder ... And there are so many good recipes here on RecipeZaar for bread bowls and I sure some family recipes which are favorites, so I am not going to go into a recipe for that. Honestly, I tend to just order mine from my local grocer which are inexpensive and no work for me. But, if you like to bake ... go for it. I'm just more of a cook, not a baker, although I do, but I prefer not too if I had my choice. You can also use premade frozen dough, make your own, or any method you want. But this is about the chowder and the method of presentation. I love the bread bowls and it always seems to make a great presentation. This is one of my favorite things to serve for a football party on Sunday, or a BBQ for a small get together. Or just a nice dinner party with friends. It is fun and different. Serve with grilled sausage, BBQ chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, pork tenderloin or even kabobs. It makes this a great comfort food dinner. It takes a little work, but the soup can be made the day ahead which is the best part and I always make sure I have the bread bowls ahead too. This soup makes about 10 cups, so 5 medium size bowls of 8-10 mini bowls.