If you have been to some of these specialty soup restaurants, you have probably got to experience a treat that is really sweeping the nation. More places are offering the soup served in a sourdough bread bowl. It is a very tasty meal, that is made so much more enjoyable because you can eat the bowl afterward. With the juices from the soup it is just beyond words.
You may like to experience that kind of meal on a more regular basis, but you are finding that you can’t go out and eat this every day. That will add up after a while and you may not be able to afford that. No problem though; you can make your own sourdough bread bowl.
If you browse through my website you will see that there are a great many things you can use your bread maker for, and making a sourdough bowl in one of them. It will be incredible and you will be amazed at how you can make this meal on your own at a fraction of the cost.
Making your own bread bowl is actually pretty easy. To start all you need is three cups of flour, a tablespoon of salt, 1 cup of sourdough starter and ½ cup of lukewarm water, about the temperature of the water you would take a bath in.
You want to make sure that you give the starter a couple of days to go through the fermenting process before you use it. It will really add to the flavor. It will look kind of bad, but don’t fret. It will make your bread taste amazing.
Mix the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. After you have done you want to get your sourdough starter. After sitting for a couple of days it is going to be separated, so you will need to mix it thoroughly before using it. Scoop out a cup of the starter and add it to your dry mix. Stir until it is thoroughly mixed. Now add your water and mix again.
After it is mixed, you will knead it for about 10 minutes. Make sure you stretch it out, roll it out, and work it between your hands. You want to get it so that it is nice and smooth and elastic. After you have finished doing this, put it in a bowl and cover it with a towel. Place it in your oven on the lowest setting possible for two hours so it can warm.
After that time is up take it out of the oven and cut it into three small round balls. They should be a little bigger than the size of your fist. Push down on them so that they are still rounded, but the ball should be wider on the sides than it is from top to bottom. Cook for 30 minutes at 375 degrees and you are done. Hollow it, pour your soup in and serve. You are ready to eat.