This delicious Brie Challah Bowl would be the perfect addition to your Big Game Day appetizer table. Although it does take awhile to put together, this amazing appetizer is way simpler than you’d think to make.
Hey everyone! Michelle from Delicate Construction here and I am thrilled to be back again to share another fun recipe! This time I’m sharing a spin on one of my favorites that would be a great addition to any Big Game spread. Check out this delish Brie Challah Bowl I made for our football party for the playoffs. You better believe it will be making its way back for the Big Game!
The best part is, I used my favorite bread recipe for challah to make this fun bread bowl and it is not at all as scary as it sounds. Bread seems intimidating, but it really shouldn’t be. I started with my warm water, yeast, and sugar and let it sit in my mixer bowl for about 10 minutes.
Then I mix in the eggs, oil, salt, and 1/2 of the flour and mix until it starts pulling away from the sides, adding more flour as it mixes until it gets to this point.
Next, I turn it out onto my floured counter top and knead it until it is smooth.
That’s it! You just have to oil a bowl, put your ball of dough in, and turn it around until it is coated and then forget about it for an hour or so! You just want to make sure that it has doubled in size. Believe me, when you have kids, it is not challenging at all to forget about it for at least an hour.
When you come back, it is time to braid. Now, of course, you could just make balls of dough and put them on the baking pan and let it rise that way, but I love to braid bread so I always opt for that, even if I am cutting the top off later. I made a video to show how I braid round bread because I felt like it would be easier to follow.
Once they are braided, they sit on the baking sheet to rise for another 30 minutes or so, then I brush them with an egg wash and then they go into a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown. This recipe made four bread bowls.
After your challah bowls come out and cool, cut the top off and then cut a circle out of the middle that is the same size as your wheel of brie.
Cut off the top of the brie and place it right inside the bread – super easy, right?!
All that is left at this point is wrapping it in foil and popping it in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until melty and gooey. Then, enjoy!
I hope that this tutorial helped take some of the fear out of bread making and I hope you give it a try sometime. Your guests will be uber impressed and it really doesn’t take too much effort. Let me know what additional jams or toppings you would add to the brie for your spread in the comments below!
- 2 cups warm water
- ½ cup sugar
- 3.5 tsp yeast (or 1 and ½ packets)
- 2 eggs (plus one for egg wash)
- ½ cup oil
- ½ tbsp salt
- 9 cups of flour (and more on hand if needed)
- Start with proofing your yeast by adding the warm water, yeast, and sugar to your mixer bowl and let it sit until bubbly, around 10-15 minutes.
- Next add your eggs, oil, salt, and half of your flour to the mixer, and start mixing with the paddle attachment.
- Keep adding flour until the dough pulls away from the side, waiting for it to get fully incorporated each time.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Place in an oiled bowl to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
- Braid and then let rise for another 30 minutes to an hour.
- Bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes.
- Once baked, cut off the top and middle and place a wheel of brie inside with its top removed as well.
- Wrap in foil and cook an additional 20 minutes or until the brie is melted.
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