Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Your Soup-in-a-Bread-Bowl Instruction Manual

Your Soup-in-a-Bread-Bowl Instruction Manual
This is not just soup.
This is fun-food because you get to make a bread bowl like carving a pumpkin.
Although don't cut all the way through if you decide to make eyes, nose and mouth: the soup will leak out. Duh.
1. Heat up the soup if it's cold. I don't know if it will be, but I bet you have a microwave.
2. Fire up the oven to 350-degrees.
3. Get out a baking sheet.
4. Buy one small round loaf for each person. Take the bread out of the plastic bag. (Am I getting a bit detailed here? It's probably from a career in tech where if we don't document every step then someone calls the Help Desk and says "It didn't say to take the bread out of the plastic bag." I'll try to catch the big steps from here on out.)
5. Cut the top off the bread loaves angling the knife into the center of the loaf. Yeah, like a pumpkin. You want to end up with the tops being sort of cones.
6. Butter the tops, if desired or sprinkle some olive oil on them and oregano. Or just leave them plain. Whatever.
7. Put the bowls and the tops on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
8. When the bowls come out of the oven, sort of scrunch down the bread in the bottom of the bowl (to make more room for soup.)
9. Fill with soup.
10. Eat and refill, as desired. The tops are tasty too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wouldnt it be more efficient to remove the bread from the middle of the bowl, and say cube it so as to serve a bit of a dipper for your soups rather than squashing down the bread and minimalizing the space for your soup?