Bowls are boring. Bread bowls shaped like clover are the best!
St. Patrick's Day may not be an occasion for a party for most people, but making a festive dinner is a fun way to celebrate. Surprise your people by serving a shamrock-shaped bread bowl filled with Progresso™ Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans. Using Pillsbury™ French Bread dough makes creating this special holiday meal easy and quick.
To create your shamrock bread bowl you'll need three tubes of Pillsbury™ French Bread Dough. Start by unrolling one tube of dough onto a non-stick, aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
Brush a thin layer of the egg wash over the unrolled dough. This will act as a glue to hold your shaped bread bowl together.
Open the other two tubes of bread. Stretch and roll each log of dough until it has stretched to a little more than double the length.
Cut one log of dough in half. Set the pieces of dough onto the egg washed dough in the shape of a shamrock. Start by shaping the top leaf, then the two on either side of it.
Cut around the shamrock, removing the excess dough.
Brush egg wash over the entire shamrock.
Bake for 30-32 minutes until deep golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Cut out a well in the leaves of the shamrock, leaving an inch of bread around the edges and bottom of each leaf. Remove excess bread.
Heat Progresso™ chili according to package instructions. Fill bread bowl with chili, garnish with cilantro, if using, and serve.
Alternatively, you can also fill the bread bowl with the chili and heat it in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Beth happily spends her days creating fun food and handmade chocolate and enjoys sharing step-by-step tutorials with her readers on her blog Hungry Happenings. Be sure to check out her profile to see all the other festive foods she's made for Tablespoon.com.