Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Tummy Warming Supper

After a long day of school and work, tonight was FFA swine validation for my daughter and Mr. H.
When they arrived home I wanted a nice, warm supper waiting for them.
They both love good 'ol potato soup.

I was planning to make a loaf of bread to go with it,
but thought maybe I could turn that loaf into some bread bowls 
to ladle the soup in...so I did!

~potato soup in homemade bread bowls~

To make four bread bowls -

Pour 1 1/4 cups warm water into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 tablespoon yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar.
Let sit for 5 minutes. 
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil, and 3 cups of flour.
Mix until well combined.
Continue mixing until dough pulls away from the bowl.
Let dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 4 balls, place on a cookie sheet and let continue to rise 
as you preheat the oven to 350.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Combine 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon water.
Brush onto bread and bake for 3-5 more minutes, or until bread is nice and brown.
Let bread cool until easy to handle. 
Cut part of the top of the bread away to make a bowl.
Ladle up soup into bowls and serve with the top part for dipping.