Homemade Bread Bowls

Make these simple and scrumptious homemade bread bowls to add flavor and fun to your soups, chilis, dips, and more.

| January/February 2020


Yields 6 bowls.


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups warm water,
  • 105 to 110
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole-wheat white flour
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour


1. Add all ingredients to bread machine, in order, according to your machine’s instructions. Run on dough cycle.

Alternatively, mix dough by hand: In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, milk, and yeast mixture, and beat on low speed with a handheld mixer until thoroughly blended, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, salt, and 1 cup whole-wheat flour, and mix on medium speed until well-blended, about 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add remaining flour in 1⁄2 cup increments, until all flour is added; dough will become stiff.  

Dump dough onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead for 6 to 8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic and no longer sticky. Add flour to work surface if dough begins to stick.

Place dough in a large greased bowl, turn one time, and cover with a dish towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

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