Can I Make "Grilled Cheese Soup Hedgehog Bread"?
I saw this Twisted YouTube video and it looked fun to make & fun to eat plus it had a cute name and shape (hedgehog). From one loaf of bread: part is a soup bowl and the other half is a cheesy hedgehog-shaped bread. So you have your bowl and your cheesy breadsticks all in one!
I also wanted to try this recipe because I thought the use of cheese as a barrier to prevent soup from leaking was funny.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, Attempt #1:
I mostly wanted to do the fun part of creating and eating the hedgehog cheesy bread and soup bread bowl. In the video, they make homemade tomato soup to go along with their cheesy hedgehog bread -- a classic pairing: tomato soup and grilled cheese.
I just got Campbell's French Onion soup and microwaved it for 45 seconds or 1 minute -- also a classic pairing with cheese. :)
You want a French bread or sourdough-type bread for a soup bread bowl. This bread I got at the store is cheap and really good. I got a French baby boule, so this was a mini-version. The nice people at the bakery at the store will slice it for you, but I declined since I was making my own hedgehog and bread bowl. :)
First, I preheat the oven to 360 degrees as in the video.
To create the soup bread bowl / hedgehog-cheesy bread:
- Soup bread bowl: On half of the loaf, you cut out a bowl shape, but not too deep. You don't want to go through the bottom crust.
- Hedgehog bread: On the other half, you slice lines 1 direction (about 1" apart) and then cut more lines perpendicular to the first set of lines, which forms a grid or hedgehog. :) You want these cuts to be only 1 1/2" or 2" deep.
In the video, they use slices of Swiss cheese; I used my trusty Mozzarella string cheese.
I even wrote a post about it. Haha. :)
They wall off the bread bowl with several slices of cheese to form a very strong barrier for the soup, which is funny. :) I put strips of string cheese on the bottom and sides of my bowl in a similar manner, but it wasn't completely covered as you can see above and here to the right. It doesn't really matter because you can eat soup out of a bread bowl without a cheesy barrier. :)
On the hedgehog side of the bread, I spread some of this Lawry's garlic spread I have into the crevices and then I stuffed some pieces of string cheese in there. They spread garlic butter they made over the whole loaf of bread.
I baked it at 360 degrees for ~15 minutes as in the video.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! How good does that look?
Below are 3 photos with the French Onion soup. You can see the cheese pull in the last photo. Haha. :)
Adding the cheese in the bread bowl even if I didn't completely wall off the bread bowl was delicious and like eating French onion soup with the cheese on top. :)
It was so much; it lasted me a few days. I didn't finish it. I just ate part and then nibbled over the next few days. It's really easy and fun to make and fun to eat. It takes 2-5 min. to prepare before putting it in the oven. Give it a try! We are good at this!