Baking bread without heating up a big oven or using a bread machine can be done in a crock pot. It is convenient to bake this way, and does uses a fraction of the energy a big oven.
Things You'll Need
- 1 pound frozen dough
- A large, oblong crock pot or slow cooker
- Bread loaf pan
- Oil or butter
Baking Bread in the Crock Pot
Take the bread dough out of the wrapper.
Grease the bread loaf pan well butter or oil.
Put the loaf pan in the crockpot, cover, and set it to low.
Turn the crock pot to high once the bread has started to raise.
Bake until it is brown.
Remove from the crock pot and loaf pan, and cool on a wire rack. It will not develop the deep brown that oven baked bread does, but it will still be done when the bottom of the loaf pan makes a hollow sound when thumped with your finger.
Remove the bread when it is browned and put on rack to cool. (It will not be the deep brown of oven baked bread.)
Tips & Warnings
- Make sure you use enough oil in the pan so it does not stick to the sides and bottom of the pan.
- Make sure the lid fits tightly over the bread, and the crock pot is high enough so the bread does not rise to the top of the crock pot.
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