We’ve already showed you how to build your soup from a delicious bowl to a flavor explosion. Today, we look at how to transform your bowl from one made of ceramic or glass to one that’s edible. A bread bowl.

We use our bread bowls for this French Onion Soup. The bread works so well with caramelized onions and melted cheese, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be an incredible (edible!) container for Butternut-Sausage Soup or Minestrone

After we’ve brewed the soup, we take two sourdough bread boules, cut off the tops, and hollow them out. If your bread isn’t straight-from-the-oven fresh, you can re-crisp the hollowed-out boules in the oven for a few minutes.

More! VIDEO: Here’s How to Re-Crisp Your Bread

We fill them with soup. And, in the case of French Onion Soup, we top with cheese and pop them in the oven. (But you can skip this step if you’re not having a cheese-filled dinner.)

Set your bread bowl on a plate or in a shallow bowl, and eat the soup with a spoon and the delicious, flavor-filled bread with your hands!