Baking in the Crock Pot allows the bread to rise and bake at the same time instead of the long, drawn out process of waiting hours for the bread to rise. Everyone who has ever baked bread in the traditional manner has gone through the process of letting the dough rise, punching it down, rising again and then baking to a golden brown loaf. Baking in a Crock Pot, cuts to the chase (shortcut) allowing it to rise and bake at the same time. artisanbreadinfive.com does a great job showing how to bake bread in a Crock Pot.
Crock Pot Bread Baking (Fast Bread in a Slow Cooker)
When I moved to the midwest I was introduced to Crock Pot cooking. I had never even seen a slow cooker before and had no idea the range of foods that could be created in a plug-in cooking pot. Since then I have had everything from No-Peek-Chicken, Swedish Meatballs and Peach cobbler, done in one of these magic devices. When my husband was an art director Aveda they had “crock pot parties,” which meant everyone plugged in their slow cookers at their desks and made a dish to share. Brilliant! Maybe kids should bring crock pots to school and have healthy food cooking at their desks.
But, bread in a crock pot?
Find the step by step process to bake bread in a Crock Pot over at artisanbreadinfive.com
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