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How to Make Delicious Soup & Bread Bowls

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This post is sponsored by Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups and I am part of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network.

Anyone else besides me have kids who love going out to eat? Mine love restaurant food. Clarification: mine love to eat! But after all that Christmas feasting and holiday rushing, “going out” doesn’t seem so appealing to this mama. It’s time to slow down and take a big breath before diving into the new season. So, what do you do when everyone’s in the mood for good restaurant food but you don’t want to go out?

How to Make Delicious Soup & Bread Bowls

I head for the kitchen.

Idahoan Three Cheese Chipotle Potato Soup

Making soup is the perfect culinary task for January day dreaming. It gets even better when you make Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soup.

Idahoan Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup

Choose Creamy Potato, Loaded Potato, Cheddar Broccoli or Three Cheese Chipotle. You can’t make a bad choice because they’re all loaded with real Idaho® red potatoes, red potato skins and plenty of delicious flavor and
texture.

Unlike most dry soups that take at least fifteen minutes, with this soup you just add water and five minutes later you’re ready to serve hearty, restaurant-quality soup that tastes like it’s been slow-cooked for hours.

Leaving you more time to day dream…

…or bake bread bowls and serve the soup in them, a la restaurant style!

How to Make Bread Bowls

I’ve been experimenting with two types of recipes for bread bowls that I think you will love. Both bread bowl recipes produce the hearty kind of bread just right for offering satisfying soup.

Easy Delicious Bread Bowl Recipe

The first is a mini bread bowl that is the perfect portion size. It has a crusty exterior that works great with the warm goodness of soup.

Delicious Bread Bowl Recipe

The second is a faux sour dough bread bowl. This one is sweeter, a little moist and definitely has a hint of a sour dough flavor. It’s the favorite in my family. Either way, bowls of yummy soup leave everyone sated and sanguine.

Especially the mama who doesn’t want to go out. 🙂

Easy Potato Soup with Bread Bowl

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PERFECT PORTIONS BREAD BOWL

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 ½ teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch

Instructions

  1. Add sugar and yeast to warm water. Stir and let set for 3-5 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Pour into bowl of stand mixer fitted with a bread hook.
  3. Pour in one cup of flour, salt, and melted butter. Turn mixer on low; mix for 30 seconds. Turn mixer off; add second cup of flour. Turn mixer back on low and mix until dough starts to come together.
  4. Gradually add remaining cup of flour until mixture forms a slightly sticky ball. Once dough comes together, mix for another minute and then turn off mixer. Cover dough; let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Turn dough onto floured surface; divide into 4 pieces. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let set for another 30 minutes.
  6. While dough rises, stir corn starch and water together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds until mixture starts to bubble. Remove and let set.
  7. Preheat oven to 375. Uncover dough and gently coat with corn starch mixture. Use a knife to cut a crisscross pattern on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Use a serrated knife to cut a hole around the top. Hollow out inside of bread bowl (I used a fork). Pour in soup and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1654
  • Sugar: 14
  • Sodium: 3567
  • Fat: 27
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 304
  • Protein: 43
  • Cholesterol: 61

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BREAD BOWLS “Faux” Sourdough

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 3 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon yeast
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch

Instructions

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water; let set for 3-4 minutes, until bubbly.
  2. Pour into bowl of stand mixer fitted with a bread hook.
  3. Pour in one cup of flour, salt and sour cream. Mix on low for 30 seconds.
  4. Turn mixer off; add second cup of flour. Turn mixer back on low and mix together until dough starts to come together.
  5. Gradually add remaining cup of flour until the mixture forms a ball that pulls away from sides of the bowl. Once dough comes together, mix for another minute; then turn off mixer. Cover dough. Let rise for 1-2 hours.
  6. Turn dough onto floured surface and divide into 2 pieces. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let set for another 20 minutes.
  7. Stir corn starch and water together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds until mixture starts to bubble. Remove and let set.
  8. Preheat oven to 375. Uncover dough and gently coat with corn starch mixture. Use a knife to cut a crisscross pattern on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Use a serrated knife to cut a hole around the top. Hollow out inside of bread bowl (I used a fork). Time for soup!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1642
  • Sugar: 46
  • Sodium: 3594
  • Fat: 13
  • Saturated Fat: 6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 335
  • Protein: 42
  • Cholesterol: 22

 

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.