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Mon, Jan 19 2015 post by Amber From dessertnowdinnerlater

Football Dip Bowl

This Football Dip Bowl is made with Rhodes Whole Wheat Bread that is shaped into a football with a place to hold your favorite queso dip! Make laces with cut up string cheese and you ha...

This Football Dip Bowl is made with frozen whole wheat dough that is shaped into a football with a place to hold your favorite queso dip! Make laces with cut up string cheese and you have a fun, football themed party food! (Step-by-step photos included.) Hi friends! It's Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I'm back to share a fun tutorial with you! We all know what certain football event is coming up, ahem the Super Bowl, so it's time to make a show stopping savory dip display. This Football Dip Bowl is made with Rhodes Whole Wheat Bread that is shaped into a football with a place to hold your favorite queso dip! Make laces with cut up string cheese and you have a football themed party food!

This Football Dip Bowl is made with a frozen whole wheat dough that is shaped into a football with a place to hold your favorite queso dip! Make laces with cut up string cheese and you have a football themed party food! (Step-by-step photos included.)

I need to apologize now before we get going with the tutorial. I was struggling to comprehend the steps from this recipe, it may have to do with pregnancy brain. ;) So, some of the steps might have my advice on what I would do next time in them, which might not correspond completely with what is shown in the image below it. I hope it's not too confusing! Let's get started! I used a loaf of Rhodes Whole Wheat Bread, since it's more brown like a football. Let it thaw to room temperature, then cut off a piece to roll out for the bottom. You will also cut two strips off of this piece for the football stripes after it's rolled out. I would do a little more than the 2-inches I cut off in the image below. Closer to 4-inches, but not quite half of the loaf. Step 1: Tutorial on how to make a football shaped loaf of bread to hold dip in the center.So, I ended up using the bigger section of dough to roll out for the bottom (I was clearly confused, haha), and I had to add some of it to the smaller piece of dough for the edges of the football 2 steps down. So imagine the image below just a tad smaller.

Roll the smaller piece of dough into an oval about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick. Cut off two strips for the ends of the football.

Step 2: Tutorial on how to make a football shaped loaf of bread to hold dip in the center.

Pick up the remaining dough, set it on a silicone lined baking sheet, and shape it into a football.

Step 3: Tutorial on how to make a football shaped loaf of bread to hold dip in the center.

Take the other ball of dough and roll it into a long rope, then cut it in half.

Step 4: Tutorial on how to make a football shaped loaf of bread to hold dip in the center.

Set the two pieces of rope on the edges of the football shape. Pinch the dough together everywhere it touches (the base, the ends, etc).

Step 5: Tutorial on how to make a football shaped loaf of bread to hold dip in the center.

Place the two remaining strips on opposite ends of the football and tuck the excess dough underneath. Brush the football with a beaten egg, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 6: Tutorial on how to make a football shaped loaf of bread to hold dip in the center.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

If needed, cut or rip out any dough in the center of the bowl to make room for your favorite queso dip, making sure to leave the bottom intact!

Make the football laces/stitching by cutting a string cheese and laying it on top of the dip.

Voila! You have a super fun football dip bowl! Thanks for stopping by! Happy tailgating!

This Football Dip Bowl is made with a frozen whole wheat dough that is shaped into a football with a place to hold your favorite queso dip! Make laces with cut up string cheese and you have a football themed party food! (Step-by-step photos included.)

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Football Dip Bowl

Servings: variable | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 30 min

Such a fun addition to your football gatherings and parties!

Football Dip Bowl
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Ingredients

1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough, thawed but still cold
1 egg, beaten
1 string cheese

Instructions

Cut about 2 inches of dough off the end of loaf. Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray and roll the cut off piece into a 9x12-inch oval. Trim two 1x10-inch strips off the oval and set them aside. Place the oval on sprayed baking sheet and shape into a flat football shape.

Roll remaining part of loaf into a 12-inch rope. Cut it in half lengthwise. Curve each half into an arch and lay (one on each side) on top of the rolled out oval to form a football shaped bowl. Pinch ends together securely making a point at each end. Lay the one inch strips you set aside over each end of the football to make the stripes. Tuck the ends under the football.

Brush with beaten egg and let rise 30-45 minutes. Pinch the ends again to make nice points and bake at 350F 30 minutes. Let cool and trim out middle of football to make as much space as desired for your dip. Fill with Queso Dip (recipe below). Make stitching by cutting a string cheese and lay on top of dip. Serve with chips.

Queso Dip:
1 pound lean ground beef, cooked and drained
16 ounces Mexican Velveeta
10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies
4 ounce can diced green chilies

Cut cheese into cubes and melt in microwave. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Heat again and serve, with chips, in Football Dip Bowl.

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