Total Time
2hrs 18mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 18 mins

Easy recipe to make bread bowls from scratch with very few ingredients!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer, put yeast, sugar, salt, hot water, and olive oil in the mixer.
  2. Gradually add the flour until the dough has sufficiently scraped everything off the sides of the mixing bowl. Continue to mix on low for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove and cover with plastic wrap - let the dough rise until doubles in size (about 30 minutes).
  4. Grease 2 cookie sheets and sprinkle with corn meal.
  5. Punch down the dough and make tennis ball-size dough balls (about 8-12, depending on how large you want your bread bowls).
  6. Place on cookie sheet with no more than 6 to a cookie sheet (don't let them touch). Let them rise for another 30 minutes.
  7. Bake each cookie sheet at 400 for 18 minutes.
Most Helpful

After reading the other reviews, I decided to make half a batch, which I promptly made into two large bread bowls, they were the perfect size for our spicy lentil soup. They rose beautifully, large, tall and round like a ball. The bread was quick and easy to make, with a nice flavor, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It stood up beautifully to the soup. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring Pac 2014.

Baby Kato April 23, 2014

Although these didn't turn out for the use I had in mind, my husband voluntarily told me not to lose the recipe. He liked both the prevalent yeasty taste and texture. That makes them a hit in my book any day! The bread rose beautifully and has a chewy texture with a lovely crust. All positives. I had planned to use these as bowls for a BLT salad. The finished product turned out the size of small hamburger buns and was too small for that purpose. I think in order to use as an actual bowl for a soup or salad the bread would need to be thicker; maybe only make half the bowls with the full amount of dough. Made for Spring Safari 2013 Pick A Chef.

Susie D April 19, 2013

The taste of these is wonderful and the texture is perfect. They were a great compliment to the soup I made. I divided the dough into 8 bowls. However, they were much smaller than I wanted so I think next time I will try dividing the dough into 4 instead. Overall, I am very pleased with this recipe and I will definitely be making them again.

junkmail February 27, 2013