This is not what you'd usually think of when you hear the term "bread basket." This basket made of bread is totally edible. Serve it up as a bowl to hold your salad, to hold small appetizers, or anywhere else this clever bread recipe can be showcased

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
50 mins
total:
3 hrs
Yield:
4 baskets
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl stir together 2 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast. In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, butter, and salt just until warm (120°F to 130°F) and butter almost melts; add to flour mixture. Beat with a mixer on low 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

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Frozen Bread Dough:

Prepare as above, except use 2, 1-pound loaves frozen white bread dough, thawed.

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Or, chill dough overnight.

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To bake the inside of the basket, carefully invert the baskets with a wide spatula after baking. Use tongs to remove bowls from baskets. Place custard cups on the baking sheet. Place basket inside the cups. Cover edges with foil. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more until the inside of the basket is light brown.

Nutrition Facts

712 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 65mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 133g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 14g; protein 23g; vitamin a 417IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; thiamin 1.5mg; riboflavin 1.2mg; niacin equivalents 10.3mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 351.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.8mcg; sodium 982mg; potassium 399mg; calcium 197mg; iron 7.6mg.
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