Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 50 mins
This is a pumpkin-shaped bread bowl, using frozen uncooked yeast bread. After baking, you can fill it full of stews or chowder. You eat the bread along with the stew.
- 1 loaf rhodes whole wheat bread dough or 1 loaf white bread dough, thawed but still cold
- 1 egg, beaten
- Pinch off a small piece of dough to use for a stem. Form this into a cone shape. Set aside. Shape dough into a round ball. With a knife, slash the ball from top to bottom (1/2 inch deep) 6 times to imitate pumpkin sections. Using your finger or a knife handle, press a deep hole into the top of the bowl down to the base. Insert the stem piece into the hole. Place on a sprayed baking sheet and brush with egg. Cover with plastic wrap ant let rise until double.
- Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20-30 minutes. Let cool, then slice and scoop out the top of the pumpkin and fill with stew or soup. For 2 smaller pumpkin bowls, cut dough in half widthwise and follow instructions above.
I'm writing this before trying it, but I'm so excited to find this recipe I had to write a comment! This is such a great idea that I'm using for my fall/pumpkin-themed party coming up. THANK YOU!