Loma Linda Hearty Stew in Homemade Bread Bowls
The perfect comfort meal for lunch or dinner on a chilly day!
2 packs Loma Linda Hearty Stew
4.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 and 1/4 cups warm water (110°F – 115°F)
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
6 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
1 Tablespoon coconut milk or other milk for brushing the tops
Pour the warm water over yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Mix together and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Cover the bowl with a towel.
With the stand mixer running on low speed, add the sugar, salt, olive oil, 4 cups of bread flour. Beat on low speed for 1 minute, then add remaining 2 cups of flour. Beat on low speed for 5-6 minutes. The dough should be thick, yet soft. And only slightly sticky. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl as it mixes. If it’s too sticky, add more flour, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Then place into a large greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover the bowl and place it in a warm environment to rise until doubled, about 90 minutes.
Once doubled in size, punch down the dough to release any air bubbles. Remove dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
Cut into 4 even pieces. Form each into a large ball. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Cover lightly and set aside to rest for 20 minutes as the oven preheats.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush each dough ball with coconut milk.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
Heat the hearty stew in the microwave or in a sauce pan.
Cut the top off of each bread bowl. Scoop out the center and fill with hearty stew…dig in!
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