Edible Picnic Basket (Bread Machine)

Total Time
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

What a great way to have a picnic! You can eat the basket and not have to carry it back to the car! With this ever-so-easy recipe, you bake your basket - and then you eat it! Fill with chicken and carry to your next picnic! You could also use this recipe to create edible soup bowls, if you divide dough into four parts.


  1. Remove dough from the machine after the dough or manual cycle is completed.
  2. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, and carefully form into a ball without punching down.
  3. Place onto greased cookie sheet and let rise about one hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Brush with beaten egg and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Hollow out cooled bread like a pumpkin, reserving"lid" to put back on.
  7. Butter inside and fill with: i.e. fried chicken.
  8. Replace lid and wrap in heavy duty foil, then news paper, then foil again.
  9. Bread and chicken will stay warm all day!
  10. Success Hints: Use to make edible soup bowls.
Most Helpful

Made this on a whim as bread bowls for soup. Didn't use bread flour, but it still came out amazing. Hubby loved it. Definitely is a keeper!

Mella7 January 19, 2008

Awesome recipe!!! This was my first bread bowl I have tried and it turned out FANTASTIC!! The texture is excellent and the flavor is outstanding. It was a big hit last night here at the lake. Everyone loved it!! I didn't even have a chance to take a photo,but I will the next time. :) Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe!!

Marsha D. September 16, 2006

Puffs up well and tastes great. Good texture to the bread.

Missy Wombat June 26, 2004