Monday, September 22, 2008
I made bread in the crockpot!
Yep. Bread. In the crockpot. How crazy is that?
Kyle Super McVay sent me to a blog that had good crockpot recipes, and there it was. Bread. So Emma and I put on our aprons, and it was actually a school project. (It served two purposes.) We were studying Chemistry, and cooking is chemistry! So we made bread dough, and we put it in the crockpot! I really had my doubts. But it turned out great. Easiest bread I ever made, save the bread machine.
Honey Wheat Bread
2 c Dry milk, warm/reconstituted (I had to dictionary.com this word. It means to add the water to the dry milk and make it liquid. I actually used buttermilk powder because it's what I had.)
2 tb Vegetable oil
1/4 c Honey
3/4 ts Salt
2 1/4 t Active dry yeast
3 c Whole wheat flour
3/4 c All-purpose flour (to 1 cup)
Preheat slow cooker (3 1/2 or 5 quart) on high for 30 minutes.
Combine warm, not hot, milk, oil, honey, salt, yeast, and half the flour. With electric mixer, beat well for about 2 minutes. Add remaining flour; mix well. place dough in well greased round Cake pan; cover. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place pan in slow cooker. Cover and bake on high setting for 2 to 3 hours.
Remove pan and uncover. let stand 5 minutes. Unmold and serve warm.