Monday, March 29, 2010

Bread bowl dip

I first saw this concept when i walked past MuffinBreak- they were offering this at their shop - but i didnt think twice about it & kept walking.

Years later my friend Bich suggested i make it for an upcoming dinner party i was co-hosting with Jake :O) It was a great hit - served as an entree everybody loved it and kept coming back for more ! We also had left overs which we chucked in the oven the next morning and all the inside of the bread bowl had really soaked up all the soup and it was even nicer .. hehe

So cheers to Bich thanks for the recipe girlfriend!


Ingredients:

Sliced Mushroom (about 500 grams)

Chopped spinach (about a packet sized that you can get from woolworths)

2 tablespoons Butter or oil

1 packet of spring vegetable soup

1 packet of French onion soup (these two you can get from woolworths from the soup section its a packet of powder i cant remember the brand this is a hopeless post sort of!)

1 small carton sour cream

Cob of bread ( i got mine from bakers delight)

Method:

1. Melt butter in a pot

2. Add the spinach and cook that

3. Add mushroom

4. After cooking the spinach and mushroom to your liking, mix in the spring vegetable soup and French onion soup

5. Stir in sour cream

6. If at this point it is too salty, you can add half a cup of water

7. With the bread, cut the top of the bread and take the ‘lid’ off. Take the insides of the bread out. You’ll be using these innies to dip into the dipping as well.

8. Put the cob, the lid and the innies of the bread in the oven and toast it for a bit.

9. Pour the dipping in the cob and put the lid back on the bread. SerVE!

24 comments:

chocolatesuze said...

mmm i love spinach dip! i like adding mozza cheese too!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

We love this dip too but make ours without mushrooms (it ends up being only a few ingredients long-perhaps for the lazy :P )

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Cool! I think you need more bread... :)

Betty @ The Hungry Girl said...

I love the idea of dip in a bread bowl. Actually anything in a bread bowl is pretty cool :)

grace said...

haha best bowl ever!

Sarah Vino said...

Woah! I've seen these at Czech restaurants. Looks great!

Tom said...

om nom nom nom nom
looks great!!!

Kristy Sayer said...

Yummmm, I love bread bowl dips!
Especially if you heat the dip in the bread for a little while before serving - Perfect for winter!

I'm thinking about making one for my good friday dinner party.
Spinach, ricotta, sour cream, chilli, garlic and spring vegetable soup - But who knows, It's going to be a random in the moment mix :P Sometimes I'm just not good at sticking to recipes.

muffinsareuglycupcakes said...

ah! love soups/stews/curries in bread on a nice cold day.
this looks awesome :)

A cupcake or two said...

This dip reminds me of my Medicare days. We would always make it during a farewell or someones birthday. Its delicious and very colourful.

Tangled Noodle said...

This is just the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or have as a casual appetizer. But if I were your guest, I'd be likely to snatch it from the table and run away, just to have it all to myself. It looks that delicious!

Julia @Mélanger said...

A friend of mine used to make this all the time. I love it. Thanks for reminding me!

Adrian @ Food Rehab said...

Yes! I've seen those bread soup bowls at Muffin Break also. Always tempted, but never devoured. hehe

This looks great! I can see why it was a hit.

foodwink said...

Love bread bowl dips - my colleagues recently introduced me to it. Looks yum

Belle@Ooh, Look said...

Haha, I thought that was a big bowl of soup at first, but since it's dip, then that's even better. It looks amazingly tasty, and a great idea.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Looks so good.I come across this idea now and again but have never gotten round to making it. I just got a book which bakes eggs in Brioche.....(I'm sure its eggs - its not close to my reach at the mo!)

Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

Cob loaf dips are always fun and taste great. The only problem is you always need more bread. Looks loverly.

vickys said...

This is definitely a very useful and delicious way to serve soup. It gives new meaning to "licking the bowl clean" :)

Sook said...

Oh what a fantastic recipe! Love the idea of serving the dip in a bread bowl. Yum!

linda said...

OH YUM! I love love anything with mushroom in it. Haha just the thought of the left over bits been heated up in the oven makes me drool. Nothing beats crusty bread and soup.

Gastronomy Gal said...

mmm some bacon would go well too! I love cob dips- especially at parties!

Richard Elliot said...

Looks great. I've seen a few recipes for stuffing hollowed out bread but never tried to cook one, this looks fab!

Trisha said...

I make this recipe as well and bring it to parties - such great party food! And the dip is just so tasty!

tangerine eats said...

I've had this a few times at my friend's house. It's so delicious and addictive!