Pumkin Shaped Bread Bowls Recipe

Category Recipe Title Prep Time Rise Time Bake/Cook Time Total Time
Bread Bowls Pumpkin Shaped Bread Bowls 20 min 20 min 20 min 60 min


About this Recipe

By: Fast Easy Bread

This is a fun recipe for fall time or for Halloween. It takes the traditional bread bowl and makes a pumpkin colored and shaped bread bowl. There is no pumpkin flavoring, just the shape and color. You can even have some fun and paint some faces on the pumpkins.    

Pumkin Shaped Bread


It is very important that you use bread flour. Do not use all-purpose flour for this recipe. You can substitute almost any sweetener for the sugar such as honey or brown sugar at a 1:1 ratio. The Saf-Instant Premium Yeast and the Liquid Soy Lecithin can be purchased in the Homemade Bread Bundle or the Homemade Pizza Bundle

Notice: There is no pumpkin flavoring or ingredients. The pumpkin just refers to the shape and color. 

Pumkin Shaped Bread
Pumkin Shaped Bread

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)

Step 2

To avoid a mess, make 2 dimples in dry ingredients with tsp. Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimples about the size of a quarter. 

Color the water before adding it to the dough by mixing red and yellow food coloring into the water. Add water slowly, add 1 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. The dough mixer should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.

Step 3

Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.

Step 4

Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.

Step 5

Cut dough in half and then cut each half into fourths and form six or eight ball shape mounds. Save some dough to shape into square stems on the top of the dough balls.

Step 6

Cut slits in side to add texture and depth.

Step 7

Use green food coloring mixed with water to paint the stems with a brush.

Step 8

Spray cookie sheets and place dough balls on the sheet.

Step 9

Cover dough bowls with dry dish cloth and let rise for 20 mins.

Step 10

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Step 12

Cut off top of bread bowl and dig out center of bowl.

Step 13

Fill with soup, serve and enjoy!

People Who’ve Made This

“I’m no baker so if I can make this bread then anyone can do it. This is so fast and easy!”

Cory R.

I love making bread, but don’t like the time involved sometimes. This stuff is great. I can’t believe I can make delicious bread in under a hour. It is also so easy to use.

Lindsey F.

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