This is actually a French bread recipe, but great for a bread bowl also. French bread has strong texture and crispy crust, which are great to hold thick soups or creamy dips. Just like other French bread, this bread also goes stale in under 24 hour. Since making it is very easy, bake it right before you need it.
Easy French Bread Bowl Adapted from: More-with-Less Mennonite Cookbook
Ingredients: 1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 cup water
1.5 cup whole wheat flour
2.5 cup all-purpose flour
Dissolve dry yeast in warm water and let sit for 10 minutes.
Combine all of the ingredient in a mixing bowl and mix well until smooth and elastic.
Let rise until doubled.
Punch down and divide the dough to four. On a floured surface, shape each portion to a ball. Place the dough on a greased baking pan.
Let rise until double.
Brush each dough with white egg mixture.
Bake at 400'F for 15 minutes.