Homemade White Bread In The Crock Pot!
 
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Recipe type: Bread, Crock Pot
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 slices
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (or 0.25 ounce envelope)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Egg wash: 1 egg plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Instructions
  1. IMPORTANT: Do NOT pre-heat your slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the yeast, 1/4 cup warm water, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Let set for 10 minutes while it does its own thing and foams.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, oil, 1 cup lukewarm water, salt, sugar, and yeast mixture and beat with an electric mixer on low for about 2 minutes making sure to scrape the sides down as you go.
  4. Next, add 3 to 3 1/2 cups of flour to the mixture and continue beating with the electric mixer on low until it is well incorporated and gets "gummy". Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and add a little flour at a time while kneading by hand until the dough becomes smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Keep in mind that the dough will be a little sticky. This is normal. Form into a ball.
  5. Line a 5-quart slow cooker with parchment paper. Place the ball of dough in the center of the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for 2+ hours. Not all Crock Pots are the same, so after 1 1/2 hours, check your bread for readiness. The bread will feel firm when you gently press down on the top. If it isn't done, check it every 30 minutes for readiness. NOTE: It will not be brown on top. That's normal. Remove when done. Also note, some slow cookers cook unevenly. Mine does. So after an hour, I grab the edges of my parchment paper and gently rotate it 180 degrees so it cooks evenly.
  6. As mentioned, you'll notice your bread top will not be brown. If you like a soft crust, leave the bread as is, remove and brush with melted butter. If you like a crispier crust, turn your broiler on high. Brush the top of the bread with egg wash, if desired. Place the loaf on a cookie sheet under the broiler on the middle rack for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
  7. Let the bread cool completely before slicing.
Recipe by Bakerette at http://bakerette.com/crock-pot-white-bread/