Monday, September 5, 2022

Bread Bowls

Bread Bowls

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tbsp instant yeast
1 tablespoon of oil
1 cup lukewarm water
1 1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 egg for brushing the breads
cold water

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Add and mix all ingredients in mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix & knead by machine until dough comes off the bowl cleanly. Form dough by hand into a we'll formed ball. Oil the sides of the mixing bowl and place the dough back in to rise covered with a cloth or plastic wrap for one hour.

3. Transfer the dough to the kitchen counter, kneading the dough by hand several times.
Divide it into 3 equal pieces (I use a scale to ensure even size loaves). Tear off a small piece of dough from each part and shape it into a ball. Next, form each part of the dough into a large ball and put a small ball on top of it. Place the bread on a baking tray lined with a baking sheet, cover it with a cloth and leave it to rise for 20 minutes.

4. Blend egg with 1 tablespoon of cold water to make egg wash. Brush egg wash on each loaf of risen bread.

5. Bake the bread bowls in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.