Hey guys! Sorry for the delay in posts, been busy with summer classes and work. But today I had time to make a loaf of bread in the crock-pot ( fantastic idea, I know!). This is the second or third time I've made this and each time it comes out great!
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yeast
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
In a large mixing bowl combine warm water, yeast, sugar and salt. Let stand for five-eight minutes. Stir in the first cup of half flour and stir with a heavy spoon or spatula. Add the flour a little at a time until dough becomes to stiff to stir. Continue adding flour and begin to knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic. Set the dough aside and grease another medium sized bowl. Let dough rise for thirty minutes to an hour in the greased medium bowl. Uncover bowl, sprinkle a little bit of flour onto the dough and form into a ball. Place the dough ball into a greased crock pot. Turn the crock pot on low and let the bread rise as the crock pot heats up. Keep the lid cracked so steam doesn't make the crust soggy.
Cook for one hour on one side. Remove the dough and place on a wire rack. Place the dough back in the crock pot on the opposite side. Cook for another hour with the lid cracked. Remove from crock pot and let cool on wire rack for 5-10 minutes before serving.
The bread always turns out looking like a squished brain but if it taste good then I'm ok with that! Add some olive oil and pepper for a good dipping sauce for pasta night!
Until next time,