Bread Bowls with Chili

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Yield: 8 bread bowls

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Ah, there's nothing like a hot bowl of chili on a crisp fall or winter day — especially when the bowl is just as delicious as the chili! Check out two of our favorite chili recipes in "tips," below.

Bread Bowls with Chili

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Yield: 8 bread bowls
Published: 01/04/2012

Ingredients

Tips from our bakers

  • We love these chili recipes, and they're perfect for bread bowls: Oven-Baked Chili, and White Chili, a tasty chicken-based chili. If you use White Chili with these bread bowls, omit its cornbread topping.

Directions

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1) Combine all of the ingredients, and mix and knead them, by hand, mixer, or bread machine, to make a smooth dough.

2) Place the dough in a bowl or rising container, cover it, and let it rise for about 60 to 90 minutes, until it's just about doubled in bulk.

3) Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Round each piece into a ball.

4) Stagger the balls on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover, and let rise for about 60 to 90 minutes, until noticeably puffy. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.

5) Bake the buns until they're golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and let them cool right on the pan.

6) When you're ready to make bread bowls, cut the top 1/3 off each bun.

7) Gently and carefully scoop out the bread inside. Reserve it to make breadcrumbs, if desired.

8) Heat the chili, and ladle it into the bread bowls. Place the bowls in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes, if desired, to heat and crisp.

9) Serve with grated cheddar cheese and sour cream, if desired.

Yield: 8 individual bread bowls.

Reviews

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  • star rating 03/31/2012
  • carolyn629 from KAF Community
  • I've used this recipe twice with very poor results. I follow the recipe exactly and get very small, very hard balls of bread as the end result. I must be doing something incorrect because every other KAF recipe I've ever tried works fabulous. Wish I could have figured this out. The bread does smell terrific and the whole house smells great when I bake this recipe.
    We'd love to help you with your bread. It sounds like you are having trouble getting your dough to rise, or perhaps it is rising too long and collapsing. Both issues can lead to dense, tough loaves. Please call us on our baker's hotline for more details. ~Amy
  • star rating 01/09/2012
  • swrekr from KAF Community
  • I prepared the dough using the dough cycle in my Zo. The dough came out fine and was able to be handled to be shaped. I followed the directions to the letter and found that the rolls, while delicious smelling, turned out about 1.5 inches high. Not what I was expecting for bread bowls. To improve- perhaps weight of ingredients could be listed? In talking to a baker (thanks Frank) I have decided my dough was too wet. That being said, after using three hours of my day I will be serving chili with really big rolls and will not be likely to use this recipe again.
    I'm sorry for your trouble. The recipe offers weight measurements in both grams and ounces. I hope that you will reconsider and try this again. Please call our baker's hotline if we can be of any assistance. ~Amy
  • star rating 01/08/2012
  • dwgentry from KAF Community
  • Super. Tested these with our friends last night. They loved 'em. The little bit of cumin (I was stingy with it in the bowls themselves) is a great addition to the dough. These bowls are smaller than bread/soup bowls in see in a café. Two portions a person for dinner - maybe one for a lighter lunch or party buffet. I reduced down the chili a bit more than normal, to allow me to mound the filling in the smaller space.
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