GARLIC AND BUTTER BREAD BOWL
PREP AND COOK TIME / 15 MINUTES TOTAL
YIELD / ONE BOWL - BUT MULTIPLY FOR AS MANY AS YOU NEED!
One round loaf of bread- approx. 6-8 inches
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp chopped garlic
Cut a "cap" off the loaf and hollow out a bowl in the center, leaving enough of a wall so it won't collapse (and also so you can eat it when it is soaking up that delicious soup!).
Melt the butter and mix it with the chopped garlic.
Place the bread on a piece of foil and brush or spoon the mixture onto the bread, both the exterior and interior of the bowl. Cover it completely!
Place the coated bread in the toaster oven on the foil and toast on your bread setting for about 10 minutes, or until the bread starts to turn a nice golden brown.
Don't have a toaster oven, no problem! Preheat your oven to 350˚F and place the bread on the foil in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the butter and garlic start to get nice and golden brown.
Either way, it will be delicious, its bread with BUTTER AND GARLIC COATED ON IT, HOW COULD THAT BE BAD?! - The answer is, it can't.
Take the bread out of the oven and place in a bowl and fill it with hot soup and you're all set!
The bread bowl will soak up much of the liquid, and take in even more flavor. As you eat the soup, you can eat the bread too, its like dipping bread in your soup, but even better!
I think this would be a perfect meal to whip up during the week, but you could even serve this at a dinner party, pumping up a simple bowl of soup and really impressing your guests.
You can add some spices to your mixture to elevate the flavor even more and to accent the taste of your soup. Maybe some fresh parmesan cheese and fill it with a can of tomato soup? How easy (and amazing) does that sound?!