Honey Whole Wheat Bread Bowls

by simplylife on December 17, 2012

Let’s talk about dynamic duos for a moment, shall we?…

Peanut butter & jelly.  That’s an obvious choice.

Black & white.  Classic.  Timeless.  Always a good decision.

Meredith & Derek.  Because really, what would Grey’s Anatomy be without them?

Brandy & Monica.  Yeah, don’t even try to tell me I was the only one who lip synced to “The Boy is Mine” with their best friends in the 90’s.

And yes, my personal favorite: Bread & Soup.

Sure, that last combination may sound boring after you started getting catchy 90’s songs stuck in your head, but to me, it never gets old.  There are so many different types of breads to be made and soups to be stirred, that a combination of the two is always something I want to enjoy.

You’ve seen it here before.  I have made my own soups and breads countless times, and often made them to serve together.  But I had never taken the dinnerware out of the occasion.  Until now.

Enter the bread bowl.  Basically my favorite thing to eat.  Forget the china and ceramic bowls.   This bread bowl is sturdy, absorbs all that flavor you worked so hard to create and leaves no dishes behind to wash!

These bread bowls were actually fun to make and such a hit when served!  If you’ve made any type of yeast bread before (and even if you haven’t- now is the time!) then you can definitely manage this.  The loaves are simply shaped and cut differently to hold the soup.  It makes eating a typical bowl of soup so much more fun and even encourages eating with your fingers! 🙂

This recipe comes from How Sweet It Is.  The only change I made was using whole wheat pastry flour rather that whole wheat flour (this gives the bread a slightly lighter texture).

You wanna know another dynamic duo?  Snacking & Giving Back. 🙂

KIND bars has partnered with Arianna Huffington, Bobbi Brown and Grace Potter on a new campaign entitled “Snack and Give Back” encouraging others to snack smart and give back this holiday season.  Two goals I definitely support! 🙂

Arianna, Bobbi and Grace have all personally designed a cube filled with KIND bars and benefitting a different charity.  Different KIND bar flavors found in these cubes include: Madagascar Vanilla Almond, Cashew & Ginger Spice, Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio, Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew, Almonds & Apricot in Yogurt, and Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan.


Pictured below is the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan.  This was absolutely delicious.  There was a generous layer of dark chocolate on the bottom, topped with nuts, cinnamon and more chocolate.  This, along with the Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt have quickly become some of my favorite bars to snack on!


Using random.org: the winner of the NuNaturals Giveaway is Renata, the winner of the Cascal giveaway is Managed Macros, and the winner of the Edwards Pie is Boise Runner!

~What is your favorite dynamic duo?

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  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    It’s comfort in a bowl…or comfort as a bowl?! Haha. Fabulous looking bread bowls!!!!! 🙂

  • Belinda @zomppa

    Brandy & Monica – haha! The bread and soup is perfect!

  • http://www.culinarycolleen.com/ Colleen

    It’s hard to beat soup in a bread bowl. I’m so impressed that you made your own!

  • yummychunklet

    What pretty bread bowls!

  • decocinasytacones

    All combos you mention are great, well, maybe you should have mentioned Karen and Denis (Out of Africa), or Frankie and Johnny, jajaja.
    Anyway, I love soups with bread too, and I was wondering if you learn how to make “Sopas de ajo” when you were here in Spain during that period of time….

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      No, I didn’t learn that! what is it?

  • s.e.lienard

    Gotta have bread with soup. Soup in bread? You’ve just kicked my dinner up a notch, my friend 🙂

  • Meghan

    Literally laugh out loud about that Brandy duo! I have to bust out those DVD and re-watch that again! MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      haha- I love it! I had to add that one, of course! 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    My favourite dynamic duo is mac and cheese, or focaccia bread with balsamic/oil (which I guess is trio, but I’m counting it anyway!).

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      ooh great one- those definitely count! 🙂

  • http://bite-sized-thoughts.blogspot.com/ Kari

    These filled bread bowls look fantastic! I think they are going to be my new image of a dynamic duo 🙂

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I LOVE bread and soup. And especially bread bowls. These are feats of beauty!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.talley.39 Shannon N Deon Talley

    I LOVE the cashew & ginger spice KIND bar. SOOOO yummy!! 😛

  • JoJo

    I know it’s typical… but peanut butter and jelly.. I can’t get over it, I love it even more when there’s sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      oooh I’ve never added cinnamon – great tip!

  • Robert Eller

    I taught myself to make bread and this is a pretty easy bread to make. If it helps, the best tips I can give are… when measuring flour, spoon it into the measure cup, dont scoop it out straight. This will compress the flour and you will use too much. Load the cup then level it off with a knife. A stand mixer is great to have. Cuts the work down, but you still will need to knead a little. Tip 2, dont over knead. Too much will make the bread tough. 3- Be patient with the rise. Leave it alone till it gets good volume. 4- Dont use too much flour when kneading. Just enough to make it smooth and not sticky. A little sticky is actually better because, again, too much flour and the bread gets tough and chewy.5- Use the best flour you can get. 6- make sure to “proof” your yeast. Use good dry yeast rather than instant. If you use instant, proof it just like regular to make sure it isnt dead. I know, defeats the purpose, but instant has a half life, therefore, better to use active dry yeast when possible. Do these things and you will learn to make great bread. I have a small food business serving a small group of select clientelle. Gotta be good ro you will lose them. Enjoy.

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