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
- Make Simple Bread Dough and let rise for 1 hour.
- 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).
- 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).
- Bread is ready when the crust is golden brown and delicious!!
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.
Remove bread from freezer the night before you want to eat it.