Bread Bowls I

Bread, stew and no dishes to wash after dinner!

Original recipe makes 4 bread bowls


2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 3/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 egg white
2 tablespoons water

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    40 mins


    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the whole wheat flour, salt and one cup of the bread flour; stir well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes.
  3. Place into a lightly oiled bowl, and turn to coat the whole surface with oil. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Punch down the dough, and let rest 10 minutes. Divide into 4 balls. Place on cookie sheets, and flatten into disks. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Lightly beat the egg white with the water and brush the risen loaves with this mixture. Bake at 375 degree F (190 degree C) for 40 to 50 minutes. When done bread should sound hollow when thumped on bottom. Remove from oven, and let cool.
  6. Cut a circle out of the top of each loaf, and remove that part of the crust. Either remove the soft bread beneath, or compress it to form a bowl.


Calories: 477 kcal
Carbohydrates: 97.7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 2.4 g
Fiber: 9.7 g
Protein: 18.7 g
Sodium: 1183 mg