There's nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread, and in this case, freshly baked bread that is super easy to make and baked in a crockpot. A what? Yup, a crockpot!
One of the girls on fashionism posted this recipe and I knew immediately that I had to test it out. I followed the instructions, marveling at how simple it all was, and then I plopped the dough into the crockpot and went about my merry way. Three hours later, I returned to a nice rustic looking loaf of bread to serve with dinner!
Here it is after baking in the crockpot
Cooling on a wire rack: (note I have a larger crockpot so my bread turned out more wide than tall)
The bread turned out heavy and tasty, definitely homemade and perfect with fresh butter (and sugar)
The recipe is below--enjoy!
Classic White Bread
- 1 envelope (2 ¼ tsp) of active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 ½ - 4 cups of flour
In a bowl, combine yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and ¼ cup warm water. Allow yeast to foam (5 min). Add egg, oil, lukewarm water, salt, ¼ cup sugar and 2 cups of flour. Beat with electric mixer 2 minutes on low. With a wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour. Place dough in greased 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat 2-3 hours. Remove stoneware from slow cooker and let stand for 5 min before slicing.