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Apr 4, 2012 11:00 AM

bread boats?

feeling retro today --- and came across an old Sunset mag clipping i saved years ago --- does anyone have bread boat recipes to share -- i think most are savory but maybe there is a sweet out there too.

some bread boats are dips (like spinach in the dug out bread)

but the ones i am thinking of are baked off (usually to melt some mayo / cheese)

here is one example (not my recipe, but just googled) and it looks like an interesting replacement to the usual make-ahead strata

look fwd to your replies

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  1. One of the most incredible recipes from Julia & Jacques was his whole loaf of crusty bread filled with pieces of seafood, veg, and wine, then baked.

    1. Funny I was just reading about this retro recipe for a group. Super simple, great use for rolls and the whole fill it as you like really appealed to me.

      1. Don't blame me for your outgrown wardrobe......

        2 cups grated cheddar
        1 cup mayo
        2 tbsp chopped green onion
        1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
        1 pkg cream cheese

        Combine all ingredients. Spread into bread bowl. Bake at 350 for one hour and serve will bread you hollowed out and baguette slices.

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        1. re: CanadaGirl

          I like the bread boat idea but serving a bread boat with the remnants of the hollowing out process along with baguette slices strikes me as waaay too starchy. I'd expect that the bread in the main coarse would be plenty. Try popping a few chopped Jalapeno peppers into that mix (use chopped green peppers if you'd prefer something milder) for a real treat.

          1. re: todao

            Whenever I've seen a bread bowl dip, most people don't tear into the "bowl" until the dip is almost gone. So, at least with the folks I see, no extra bread means people run out of dippers. Healthy this ain't!

        2. Panzanella in a bread bowl. Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, black olives, basil, toasted bread cubes, red wine vinaigrette.

          1. I have been wanting to make crab Imperial for awhile now and your bread boat idea sound like it may be a good match. I have some Maryland cookbooks for recipes but here is one I found online.


            Might be a little messy though!