So today for our Cooking Thursday, I'm bringing you one of my favorites and also something that takes me back to my childhood in South Africa. Best street food ever....Bunny Chow!
Homemade Bread Bowls
1/2 cup water (70 to 80 degrees F)
1 cup warm milk (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into six portions; shape into balls. Place on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on wire racks.
To make bowl, cut the top fourth off of bread; carefully hollow out bottom of each, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
I’m keeping mine to make some homemade bread crumbs as I’m running pretty low
Now for the filling, you can find a gazillion different versions out there, it really depends on what you like….but this is how I made mine tonight, just kept it very simple but it was still really good
Bunny Chow Filling
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, finely diced
2 small tomatoes, finely diced
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons curry powder
In a skillet, add a little bit of olive oil and the garlic, cook for a minute or so, don’t let the garlic burn though. Add the ground beef and cook until brown. Add the onion and tomatoes, salt and pepper and curry powder. At this point I like to add a little bit of water, not much but enough to give it a little bit of gravy and not allow it to dry up.
Cook for about 15 minutes for the flavors to combine well. Check frequently and stir, also remember to keep adding a little bit of water at a time, you want to end with a nice consistency and definitely a bit of gravy in there, just don’t add too much, you don’t want it soupy.
I know I’m horrible at writing recipes, I am such a visual and do-er person that writing it down is hard for me.
Once done, scoop into the bread bowls and serve immediately