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Octopus and penguin-shaped bread bowls

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Fill their tummies and yours!

Soup's on! And it's super fun when you serve it in penguin or octopus-shaped bread bowls. The best part is there’s no bread-making experience necessary — just shape and bake!

Octopus and pengquin bread bowl recipe

Fill their tummies
and yours!

Soup's on! And it's super fun when you serve it in penguin or octopus-shaped bread bowls. The best part is there's no bread-making experience necessary — just shape and bake!

There's still plenty of soup weather left before the warm days of summer are here. For your next soup night, surprise the kids by serving it in these adorable bread bowls.

Octopus bread bowl recipe

Yields 2, 6 or 12 octopus bread bowls, depending on size of rolls package

Ingredients:

  • 1 package frozen Traditional White Rhodes Dinner Rolls (available in packages of 12, 36 or 72 rolls)
  • Melted butter
  • Black olives
  • Cream cheese

Directions:

1

Thaw rolls

Thaw the Rhodes Dinner Rolls according to the directions on the package.

2

Cut out octopus arms

Combine the dough from 3 thawed rolls and roll into a flat circle, approximately 9 inches wide. Cut 8 dough triangles for the arms.

Cut out octopus arms

3

Form octopus arms

Twist each dough arm and arrange in a circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Form octopus arms

4

Form octopus body and bake

Combine 3 more thawed rolls into a ball and place in the center of the twisted dough arms to make the octopus body. Cover with a dish towel and let the dough rest and rise for 15-20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake at for 20-25 minutes.

Form octopus body and bake

5

Brush baked bread with butter

Remove from oven and brush with butter.

Brush baked bread with butter

6

Hollow out bread and make eyes

Slice the top of the octopus body off and hollow out the center area for soup. To make the eyes, cut small holes into the bread and insert two black olives. Pipe a circle of cream cheese onto each eye.

Hollow out bread and make eyes

7

Fill it up and enjoy!

Fill octopus bread bowl with desired soup.

Octopus bread bowl recipe

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