Make a delicious bread bowl to serve your soup and stews.
Easy Bread Bowls
1 loaf (1 lb ) frozen bread dough - thawed
1 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Lightly grease outsides of 6 (10 oz) custard cups with shortening ( can use olive oil as long as you put on thick...do not use cooking spray). Place cups upside down on large cookie sheet. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, then pat into 6 inch round pieces. Place rounds over bottoms of custard cups. Brush dough w/ oil. Sprinkle with basil & garlic salt. Cover; let rise in warm place for 20 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 16 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cups and place right side up on cooling rack (interiors of bowls may be slightly moist.
* I usually use olive oil on the outside of the bowls and sprinkle it with basil and garlic and then put the bread dough on it pretty quickly afterward so the oil doesn't drip off of it too much.
** When storing but into bowl so sides are supported.