A new post! And a delicious one at that. I mentioned this would be coming soon in the bacon chocolate chip cookies post, and, well, I over estimated my timing again, but what are you going to do? Anyway, as usual, this started with a request of Charlie’s. He’s quite sure Bread Bowls are man’s greatest invention. And what could be better than Beer Cheese Soup? (Also, he has a not-so-secret plan to broaden my food horizons by getting me to like soup. I like beer, and cheese, so why not together?) I googled my way around the internet and came up with a couple options. The soup recipe was set pretty quickly, but the bread bowls took a bit. Sourdough seemed to be a common choice, but I didn’t have the time to make the starter, so back to the searching I went.
The only change I made to this soup recipe http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2011/09/apple-oktoberfest-cheese-soup/ was that I used Leinies Nutbrown Ale instead…because it’s what we had in the house.
As for the bread bowls, I used this recipe: http://www.gettingfreedom.net/2011/02/make-your-own-bread-bowls.html but I don’t have a Kitchenaid mixer, so I kneaded them by hand, and I only needed to bake mine for about 12 minutes as opposed to the 20-25 they specify.
Oh…and PS: I, disliker of many of my concoctions… LIKED this. Crazy!