Our sister Jen is a caterer, and wonderful bread maker. When our menu called for clam chowder in bread bowls, she got busy mixing up some of her favorite bread recipe.
Jen's Bread Bowls
3 cups warm water
1 TBS. oil
1 TBS. sugar
2 TBS. yeast
4 tsp. salt
8 cups flour (more or less as needed)
(she used 2 cups all-purpose, and the rest wholewheat)
Mix ingredients, and knead till smooth.
Let rise til doubled.
Form into bread bowls on prepared baking sheets
(greased or parchment, and dusted with cornmeal)
Made 6 bread bowls
Let rise again.
Brush gently with wash of 1 eggwhite and 1 Tbs. water
Bake @ 375 F for 15 minutes
turn down heat to 350F
wash again with egg wash
bake 15 minutes more or til done
(it took longer)