Your grandmother's infamous chili recipe and kaiser rolls that have been hollowed out can be combined to create a comforting meal. Purchase kaiser rolls from a bakery and make a batch of chili that can be used to fill the rolls.
A kaiser roll is a hard bread product that is circular in shape and often contains a star or flower impression across its surface. When setting up each chili bowl, you do not need to omit the design that is imprinted in the dough. If you prefer to maintain as much of each roll as possible, the top portions can be sliced off and be used as lids that will keep the chili warm inside of each baked product.
The central part of each roll can also be salvaged, by scooping out the dough and cutting it into cubes that can be mixed in with the chili or enjoyed on the side and used as a means of soaking up extra chili juice. Purchase butter-glazed rolls that will provide a rich taste or choose seed laden varieties, including poppy, pumpkin, and sesame.
Decide how many chili bowls will be served up and prepare a batch of homemade chili that will support your cooking project. Stop by a bakery to purchase the kaiser roll varieties that you chose. Upon your arrival home, unload the baked products and line them up on a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet.
Slice the top of each roll off and lay each one next to the roll that it was removed from. Scoop the middle portion of the dough from each roll. Use a paring knife to cut the bread into small cubes that are equal in size. Use a ladle to transfer chili into each roll.
Fill the hollowed-out sections and leave a small gap in the top that can be used to add shredded cheese, sour cream and chives, and bread cubes. Replace the top of each roll. Pop the cookie sheet into your oven for a few minutes. Warm the chili bowls and wait for the cheese to melt evenly.
To ensure that the bowls are ready to be served, pull out the cookie sheet and gently remove the top from one of the rolls. Look at the toppings to determine if more time in the oven is needed. Serve the chili bowls with a side of your favorite vegetables or a garden salad.