Ridiculously addictive bowls that are perfect to serve soup out of!
I really love homemade pretzels and enjoy pretzel rolls a ton, so I was looking forward to making these pretzel bowls and eating soup out of them. I knew they would be perfectly salty and incredible. I was, of course, right. Because I usually am right about most things. I will be posting the soup recipe that went into these pretzel bowls soon, so keep an eye out for that! They are super easy and ridiculously delicious. I kept eating the tops and insides while ladling out the soup. It's so hard not to!
What you need:
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
- 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 5 to 6 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup baking soda
- 3 cups warm water
- Coarse kosher salt
- 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- Stir yeast into warm water and let activate, taking about 3 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl or large bowl.
- Add 4 Tbsp. melted butter and sugar.
- Then start adding the flour 1 cup at a time. The dough should be sticky, but still manageable.
- Add 2 tsp. salt. Knead for 10 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let dough rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Punch dough down and divide dough into 6 separate pieces.
- Form each one into a tight ball. The tighter you can get it, the better. It is not going to hurt the dough at all! Pinch the bottom and seal it off by twisting it on your counter.
- In a wide bowl, stir baking soda into water.
- Dip each ball into the water, then place on a greased baking sheet.
- With a serrated knife, place a slit into the top and then sprinkle the tops of each with coarse salt.
- Bake for 2 minutes in the preheated 500 degree oven.
- Then reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake for 9 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Immediately upon removing from oven and brush with melted butter.
- Cut a circle of bread out of the bowl and ladle soup into the pretzel bowl. Serve.
If you don't care for pretzels, these regular Bread Bowls are fantastic for soup. They are formed around bowls before cooked, so there is no slicing or scooping out the inside of the bowl. These Homemade Bread Bowls from Chef in Training are like the pretzel bowls where you get to eat the center with your soup - no need to throw it away!
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