Does anyone have a good recipe for bread bowls? The kind you hollow out and fill with soup. I want to serve french onion soup in them. I know I could use a random bread recipe, but want to know if anyone has a specific recipe they use for this application.
I've found that they work best for cream based soups, like clam chowder, baked potato soup, etc. But french onion soup works well, too. I always use a sour dough to start off though
I do sourdough mini-boules for soup or chili, but basically any crusty, sturdy bread will work. The Tartine bread formula and method is a good one if you're into sourdough. One batch makes five or six mini boules.
The No-Knead recipe would be a good one for this, too. If you reduce the hydration of the dough just a bit it will be easier to shape.