Breakfast Essentials: Hardy Breakfast Bread Bowl

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

These are easy and fun to make, and your guests can customize them to their own particular tastes. As a matter of fact, if you have some large dinner rolls, or bread bowls, you probably have everything else you need to make them. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 1
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake


  •   1 medium
    bread bowl, or large dinner roll
  •   1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  •   2 oz
    ham, bacon, or breakfast sausage, your choice
  •   1 large
    fresh egg
  •   1/4 c
    sharp cheddar, freshly grated
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
    cayenne pepper, to taste, when the weather turns cold

How To Make

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients.
  • 3
    Cut the top off of the bread bowl, or dinner roll.
  • 4
    Cut a circle around the inside of the bottom of the bread, and then scoop out the interior.
  • 5
    Chef’s Note: Leave a nice thick wall of bread on the sides and bottom.
  • 6
    Chef’s Tip: This recipe works better with a soft bread bowl; as opposed to something crunchy.
  • 7
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  • 8
    Brush the interior of the bowl, and the cut side of the top, with the melted butter; making sure to get the bottom and the sides.
  • 9
    Place the bread bowl on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it just begins to brown.
  • 10
    Remove from the oven, and line the bottom and up the walls with some thinly sliced ham, precooked bacon, or cooked breakfast sausage.
  • 11
    Break an egg into the bowl.
  • 12
    Add the cheese on top.
  • 13
    Chef's Note: Season with a bit of salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  • 14
    Cover with the bread top, return to the oven and bake until the egg is cooked to your satisfaction. 20 minutes = Runny yolk 25 minutes = Firm yolk, but still a bit soft 30 minutes = Firm everything
  • 15
  • 16
    Serve while still hot on a nice plate…. That’s it. Enjoy
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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