Edible Bread Bowl Soup

bread bowl mushroom soupI have managed to enthrall a lot of my guests by serving them this healthy mushroom soup on edible bread bowl. This dish looks magnificent and is utterly easy to prepare. The idea is to use bread as a bowl, it can serve a lot of dishes such as chili, dipping sauce and soup. Although the general idea is to eat the bread after you finish the soup, I don't consume the bread to limit my carbohydrate intake. It looks so beautiful that I am already satisfied by seeing the piping hot soup served in such round bread.


The most important thing is to use the right type of bread. You should use a round shape bread (Italian, French or sourdough) and carefully carve the bread to make a bowl. First you need to cut around 0.5 inch - 1.5 inch from the top depending on how big the bread is. Then use the knife to take out the main part of the bread to form a bowl, ensure that the bread is still one inch thick on the inside.

bread bowl mushroom soupPreheat the oven to 350 F or 180 Celsius and butter the inside with butter or if you are on a diet like me then lightly cover the inside with olive oil inside. Put the bread on the oven for only five minutes. Then serve the soup, on the bread bowl. Make sure that the soup is not boiling hot or it may leak through the bowl. This recipe is a good healthy appetizer (well it depends on what you put inside the bowl) and make a good quick breakfast. Just prepare the soup and the bowl overnight, heat them in the morning and grab a few bites of the bread. Of course you can always serve anything in this bread bowl and give your dish an elegant look.

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13 comments:

  1. Jon Lee said...

    That looks really good! I have it at restaurant sometimes but never considered making it myself.

    A simple soup can become a very heft meal :)

  2. Angelina said...

    I've seen this at a cafe in my city. I never bother to check the bakery for such bread though.

  3. Cain said...

    What a brilliant idea. I also like the fact that if the bread is not required for whatever reason it can be left.
    Must try this!

  4. Wayne said...

    Great idea if you don't tlike washing up dishes after meals! Must admit I am surprised that it hasn't caught on as it looks fantastic.

  5. Debbie said...

    Hi Cherry.
    I have used these in the past on special occassions and it does make people take a second look. So unique and ideal for impressing the guest's!

  6. stanley said...

    That looks like something from a restaurant. Very good! :)

  7. Joe said...

    Oh, we love bread bowl soups! So good and filling!

  8. shern's mom said...

    wow, you're good. that looks pretty impressive and delicious. can definitely try it one day.

  9. Cherry said...

    If you are using the bread bowl to hold a soup then don't close the lid or the bread will become very soggy thus making the soup leaks. Don't forget to lift the bread using a bowl underneath it, I've accidentally brought a bread bowl full of soup and the content just sort of poured out since I held it without bowl.

  10. Jason said...

    Wow ... that looks sooooo good.

    I used to have this for lunch during the winters, but seeing it here makes my mouth water, regardless of the season :P

    The best part about having soup or chili in a bread bowl is that you minimize on dishes :P

  11. Scott said...

    Yeah, Jason, I'm wit you, my mouth will water all year round for some of this good looking bread bowl soup.

    I don't think I will try it just yet, since the HEAT in Vegas is still a little HOT for soup but, once mid September rolls around, I'll be breaking bread (literally) and feeding the urge. No doubt!

    I always used to get the bread bowl soup at Vincent's (Italian restaurant)...it was the bomb.

    Thank you for another delicious recipe, Cherry!

  12. Cherry said...

    This soup acts a remedy also whenever I feel a little bit peaky. Too bad I don't have winter here so I can't experience eating this piping hot soup on chilly weather.

  13. Scott said...

    Aw, that's a darn shame about your lack of winter, Cherry, if you ever come to Vegas during our cold season, we will have to consume some piping hot soup (in a bread bowl)
    :D



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