Bread - made in the Slow Cooker

darkestangel1, Jul 5, 9:14am
I have heard that you can make bread in the slow cooker - is this true! Does anyone have any basic easy recipes for a beginner please!


griffo4, Jul 5, 9:25am
This is a recipe l got from here

Slow cooker bread
Ingredients
15g dried yeast
1 tbsp oil
4 tsp sugar
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
2 cups wholemeal flour
4 cups white high grade flour
Optional ingredients below but not necessary
2 Tbsp Oatmeal
2 Tbsp Kibbled wheat
2 Tbsp Sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp Pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
1 Tbsp Linseed seeds (could be ground a little so the body absorbs the benefits)
Method
1. Place yeast in a small bowl with ½ tsp of the measured sugar.
2. Pour over ¼ cup of warm water and leave to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Place remaining water in a large bowl.
4. Mix in yeast mixture, remaining sugar, salt and whole-meal flour.
5. Mix to combine with a wooden spoon.
6. Mix in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
7. Turn onto floured board and knead the dough until smooth and elastic, working in more flour if necessary. The dough is ready when it springs back after you poke your finger into it.
8. Oil the slow cooker bowl and place dough in.
9. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. The bread is cooked when it sounds hollow when tapped. It is very important not to lift the lid till the 2 hours is up. Turn onto a cooling rack.
As I have already said I let it stand till the next day then cut the whole loaf with an electric knife and then freeze the lot in a zip lock bag and only take out what I want to eat for breakfast that day as toast.
It really works! It also works in a bread making machine on the dough mixing setting. I would just try the basic recipe and see how you go to start with
I have made so many now that I add all sorts of whole grains and seeds, usually totals a cup full and it still makes a great loaf. Remember to flatten out the loaf as you put it into the hot bowl and then do not touch. You will see it rise through the glass, it may drop a little in the middle, but cannot be helped. Best to put exactly the 15grams or three teaspoon of yeast and no more
Yes you do need to have it hot when you put in the dough, press it all around so it rises evenly, only a single rising while it cooks, put the lid on and do not touch it again because you do not want any cold air to come in till it is properly cooked.
The other thing is that it will get brown on the sides but the top will not get brown, so all you need to do when you take it out is put it under the grill for a few minutes to brown the top and it will look as if it was baked in the conventional oven.
No do not use surebake, just use the ordinary plain dried yeast. I would use your newer one as mine is only a few years old. It might be a bit of trial and error, perhaps you can check it after 1 hr 45 minutes and see what the side look like. As for the extra seeds and grains just mix in with the flour. If you use the bread maker to mix the dough, then you need to put the warm water, yeast and sugar in the bowl first and let stand for about 5 to 10 minutes while you measure out all the dry ingredients and then pour all the mixed dry ingredients into the mixing bowl, then select the dough setting and let mix. It pays to watch till all the flour is worked into the liquid. Do not let to stand to rise in the bowl but take out when the mixing cycle is finished. The dough is ready when you push a finger in the dough and it spring back, it is okay to be very slightly sticky just use a little flour on the outside and then just press into the slow cooker bowl which should already be on high and sprayed with oil.
The optional additional grains and seeds can be anything you like. I now also add in Quinoa, Chai seeds, hulled millet, whole buck wheat, but not more than a cup of any mixture of seeds or grains. I have found that one can add the cup of extra seeds quite successfully.
Fruit bread turned out really well, just added a handful of raisins, 2 tsp cinnamon. 1 tsp 5 spice, pinch cloves and used basic recipe.
cheese and onion bread, yum yum
finely chopped onion 3/4 cup, lightly cooked first and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

griffo4, Jul 5, 9:28am
l got this off this message board
l have tweaked this recipe for my use but this is the basic recipe with hints and tips added from the thread
lf you search "slow cooker bread" on the left hand side and put in "Last year" in the dated posted it should show up for you it is worth a read
Hope this helps

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