Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Make Homemade Bread in the Crock Pot



During the summer months, we will do anything to not have to turn on the oven!  The extra heat is one thing we just do not need in the house when the temperature outside is in the 100's! Crock Pot Bread also comes in really handy for holidays, dinner parties, or anytime you need to free up oven space!

Enter the crock pot (slow cooker)...  Yes, you can cook just about anything in a crock pot these days, but bread?  Absolutely!!  This recipe is super simple to make!  Honestly? I actually like it better than oven-baked bread.  Baking the bread in the crock pot keeps all of the moisture inside the bread while still giving it a crisp outer crust.  Whenever we make this bread, it is literally gone within an hour of it baking!  So delicious!!  If you have never tried making your bread in a crock pot, it is definitely worth trying!


Crock Pot Bread Recipe
  1. Make Simple Bread Dough and let rise for 1 hour.
  2. Line crock pot (slow cooker) with 1 sheet of parchment paper folded in half (this is to prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom).
  3. Place dough on parchment paper.  Place lid on crock pot and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours (I usually check it halfway through).  
  4. Bread is ready when the crust is golden brown and delicious!!
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To Freeze:
Remove bread from crock pot.  Let cool for about an hour.  Wrap in plastic wrap and put in freezer bag.  Freeze for up to 4 weeks.

To Thaw:
Remove bread from freezer the night before you want to eat it.


12 comments:

  1. Did you say crockpot bread?!?!?!

    Wow! Totally trying this.

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  2. Crystal,
    It is super easy! Let me know how it turns out!!
    Busy Mom

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  3. This sounds phenomenal. I have to try it. I am working hard not to turn on my oven more than necessary. This would be fun, also. I am glad you shared it with us at the Recipe Box.

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  4. Thanks Chaya! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I'm back!
    Congrats! Your post was my #1 most clicked post in the Mommy Club this past week! i can't wait to try it.

    Thanks for sharing and stop on over and see your feature. I can't wait to see what you share this week!

    Crystal
    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-53/

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    1. Thanks Crystal! Thanks so much for featuring my Crock Pot Bread this week!

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  6. What a great idea! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  7. Do you need to punch down the dough before you put it in the crock pot? And have you ever made it with whole wheat flour?

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    1. It depends on how big your dough gets. I usually just form it slightly. I have not tried using whole wheat flour yet. If you have a favorite dough recipe it should definitely work! Try checking about halfway through and then keeping a close eye on it after that! Would love to hear how it turns out!

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  8. I've gotta try this, thanks for sharing and linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  9. Thank you for this! I can't wait to try it!

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