BEST EVER SLOW COOKER BREAD
1/2 c warm water
2 c warm milk
2 TBL melted unsalted butter
1-3 TBL sugar (add more if you like sweeter bread)
3 TBL active dry yeast
6 c whole wheat flour (OR 3 c white+3 c wheat for a softer less dense bread)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Grab a big bowl, stir the water, sugar and yeast together. Allow the mixture to proof, or begin growth (rest for 5 min). It should be frothy on the top. While your waiting warm the milk and butter in the microwave.
Next, add the milk/butter mixture to the yeast concoction. Using a stand mixer, slowly add the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix and knead the dough for 5-7 min or until all flour is incorporated.
Line your slow cooker with baking paper and place your round ball of dough in the center. It will raise in the slow cooker as it heats through. Cook on high power for 2-2.5 hours. Start checking every 10 min (after the 2 hour mark) don't rush (mine took 2.5 hours). Cook until the top is sponge-y but springs back and has no moisture on the top. The bottom and sides should be a nice brown color.
***TIP: to get a crusty bread top, put in the oven on broil/grill for 5 min (after cooking).
Slice and enjoy!
Post a Comment