Basic Bread Bowl Recipe🍞🍵🍞🍵

This is a basic bread bowl recipe that you can use to make bread bowls to hold your soup, you can make them into round, or have some fun in making them into octopus or penguin or any other animal that you fancy. Have fun and drink your soup!!

Make 4
Ingredients:
250ml / 230g milk / water
2 large eggs, beaten
540g bread flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp bread improver (optional)
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
50g butter

Thermomix Method:
Put all the ingredients (except butter) into the Thermomix TM bowl, put on the measuring cup, mix 2 min/ knead function
Add in the butter, 10min / knead function, until gluten is fully developed, ie, elastic, smooth, non-sticky and pull away from sides of mixing bowl. Stretch a piece of dough for testing. This dough should form a thin membrane before it breaks. (See picture)
Put on the measuring cup and leave to proof till double in size (about 30 min depending on weather)

Stand Mixer Method:
Put all the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix well
Add in the milk and eggs and mix till the dough become moist.
Add in the butter and mix until gluten is fully developed, ie, elastic, smooth, non-sticky and pull away from sides of mixing bowl. Stretch a piece of dough for testing. This dough should form a thin membrane before it breaks. (See picture)
Cover with cling wrap and leave to proof till double in size (about 30 min depending on weather)

Method:
Punch the dough down to release gases produced in the proving process.
Divide dough into 4 equal portion
Shape into round or other desire shape
Put it onto the baking tray, lightly spray some oil over it, loosely cover it with cling wrap and leave to proof till double in size
Preheat oven at 180 degree C
Bake for 20-25 mins till golden brown
Brush with some butter
Let cool slightly in the tray then transfer to the wire rack
Allow rolls to cool completely before cutting out centers. With a serrated knife, cut a circle into the loaf and hollow out the centre area for soup

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