A few days ago, I shared a link to a tutorial for making your own bread in the crockpot. It was a new concept to me, so I was curious if it would even work. Luckily reader Courtney shared on the MBH Facebook page that she has a great recipe she makes all the time. In fact, she says she rarely buys store-bought bread any more because this is so quick and delicious. Here’s Courtney’s recipe:
- 2 c. warm (not hot) milk (whole or 2%)
- 2 Tbs canola oil
- ¼ c. honey
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 1 pkg. active dry yeast
- 3 c. whole wheat flour, divided
- ¾ to 1 c. all-purpose flour, divided.
- Spray with nonstick cooking spray a 1 quart casserole, souffle, or other high-sided baking dish that will fit down in your crock pot. (I have found that the new glass Ziploc containers that are loaf pan size and shape are ideal. They don’t have the “handles” on the ends, which makes it fit in the pot.)
- In an electric mixer (or stand mixer) combine milk, oil, honey, salt, yeast, 1½ cups wheat flour and ½ cup all-purpose flour. Mix at medium low speed for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add remaining wheat flour and ¼ cup to ½ cup all purpose flour (I usually end up using the entire cup since I live in a very humid area). Mix until completely combined. Unlike other bread recipes, this dough should remain sticky.
- Transfer to prepared pan and add pan to slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3 hours. (I usually take mine out about 10 minutes early. It really seems to help keep the bread moist and from getting too hard on the bottom.)
- Remove from slow cooker and let stand for 5 Minutes before cooling on wire rack.
Huge thanks to Courtney for sharing this recipe and pic. Be sure to stop by her website Peek Inside Creations and check out her one-of-a-kind custom invitations and announcements. You can also find her on Facebook!
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