There is nothing that makes a home smell better than fresh baked bread coming out of the oven. For those that are just learning their way around a kitchen the thought of baking bread from scratch can be a daunting one. Luckily there are simple and foolproof methods of making it such as crock-pot bread.
When making crock-pot bread you use the common kitchen appliance to proof your bread dough and bake it all that the same time. Think of it as a cheaper version of a bread machine with the only difference being that you mix the dough by hand. Don’t worry though, it only takes about 12 minutes to prep as seen below.
- 4 cups of flour
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Package yeast or 1 tbsp out of a jar
Combine salt and flour into a mixing bowl
Mix honey and water together
Add yeast and let rest for 5 minutes
Pour yeast mixture and butter into flour
Stir with a spoon
Knead by hand for 8 minutes
Line crock-pot with wax paper set dough ball in it
Set the crock-pot on high and wait 2-2.5 hours
Set the bread on a rack to cool
Or serve with some butter right away
That’s all there is to making crock-pot bread which has a hard crust but a soft interior. Each crock-pot heats differently though so you may need to adjust your cooking time. It works great for a side bread, soup bowl or a hearty sandwich base. Below is another easy bread recipe we make at home often. Have fun in the kitchen!
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