Monday, October 31, 2011
Pumpkin Bread Bowls
This is a fun idea to do during this Thanksgiving season. You can make the pumpkin bowls ahead of your special dinner; freeze them; and pull them out that morning ready for your soup appetizer OR your main dish. Such a fun, festive idea for your holiday season.
Recipe: Use the basic bread recipe (Click here for recipe)
Now, simply follow the technique of forming the bread bowl. :)
Shape into round balls, pinching a small piece off for the top part of the pumpkin. Roll/toss the bread ball in the palms of your hand and it will roll into a tight bread ball.
Mix a small amount of orange food coloring with water and paint the large part of the ball.
Using a bread razor (Grignette), slice about 5 slits around the ball.
Mix green food coloring and water and paint the small portion set aside for the top of the pumpkin. Using a toothpick place in the center of the pumpkin.
Cover and allow to rise 30-45 minutes. After the have risen, bake at 350° for about 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 45 minutes on a cooling rack. Slice the tops off and set aside. Remove all of the inside of the bread except for a thick wall around the edges and bottom. Fill with your favorite soup, and serve.
Note From Paula: While working, make sure to keep the other pieces covered w/ plastic wrap. The air will make a 'skin' on your bread as it dries. This is such a fun bread bowl that will add great beauty to your meal!
Will share my homemade broccoli n' cheddar soup in a future post. Enjoy!