Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Homemade bread in the crockpot?!?!?!

Yep, it is true. I found this little gem of a recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, 101 More Things To Do With A Slow cooker, and it was so interesting that I had to try it. I was not disappointed, next I am going to try a honey wheat recipe that is in that cookbook with some cinnamon and diced apples. Again, so fall inspired! This bread gave the whole house that wonderful homemade bread smell, and it was so hard not to take the cover off of the crock pot and sneak a peek. But my patience prevailed and we ended up with a nice little loaf of white bread. My only problem,which is entirely my fault, is that it got a little brown on the bottom. That is because my slow cooker turns to warm when the time is up though, and I wasn't home, so I think it got direct heat just a little too long. Enjoy, and try this, you will love how easy it is to get homemade bread!

My yeast foaming

My dough in the crock pot just waiting to cook

My finished loaf

All sliced up

Classic White Bread
101 More Things To Do With A Slow cooker
Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring
10-15 servings

1 envelope (.25 ounce) of active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup lukewarm water
1tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour

In a bowl combine yeast, 1 tsp sugar, and 1/4 cup warm water. Allow yeast to foam, about 5 minutes.
Add egg, oil, lukewarm water, salt, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 cups of flour. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes on low.
With a wooden spoon, stir i remaining flour.
Place dough in greased 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours. Remove stoneware from cooker and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.


wifeplzak said...

I am so excited about this one, fresh bread in a crock pot, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

noelle said...

Looks interesting. I try to bake all my family's bread from home milled flour. I may have to try this method.

As a newlywed, I lived in So Cal too and my husband was a native. I totally missed my seasons as an Iowa girl, and I am so thankful for the past 6 years we've been in CO.

stefanielynn04 said...

I am obsessed with that cookbook! I have been using it all week. And I have those plates too. :-)

However, I haven't tried that recipe yet so now that I know it actually turns out well I will go ahead and try it. Thanks!

Joelen said...

I think you've managed to break me free from my yeast fears. This recipe is something I can definitely try... Thanks for posting!!

athenathegreek33 said...

Just finished making it. Turned out better than i thought. I was quite surprised. Great taste and easy. I also had yeast fears. No longer. I am actually looking forward to adding stuff to this recipe; herbs, cheese, and anything else my little head can think of. THANK YOU.

Sarah said...

Thanks for posting. Seems one side of my crock pot is hotter than the other! I just had to shave a bit off and no one knew any better! HA