I’d never heard of baking bread in a Crockpot until I got this book for Christmas.
I’ve been playing around with different bread recipes using the bread flour blend from the Bread Book so I don’t have a recipe to share yet but I’m sharing the technique today because I found it fascinating and I think it will probably work with most shaped bread.
You take your bread dough. Shape it. Place it on a piece of parchment paper. Put it in your Crockpot. Cover and turn it on high. It does the rise and bake in the Crockpot. The book said the rise and bake should take about an hour. It took mine about an hour and half but it was well worth the extra time. 🙂
The bottom and sides brown in the crock but if you want the top to brown you have to take it out of the crock and place in the oven just long enough to get it to your desired color.
I wouldn’t do this all the time but it really was a great way to bake the bread and free up the oven at the same time.