This is one of the easiest bread recipes you will find that takes hardly any effort. Not to mention, you can make his Crockpot Bread Recipe with Rosemary right in your slow cooker.
This is the easiest Crockpot Bread recipe that you will ever make. All you need is a crockpot!
If you have been a faithful reader of my blog, then it should come as no surprise to you that I have a serious love/hate relationship with yeast. I don’t know if any of you have experienced yeast sometimes working and sometimes not working? Yep…it happens to me too. Please don’t think because I am a “recipe developer” I don’t fail in the kitchen sometimes. In fact, I should keep all of my failed recipes and share them with you so you can see how many recipes go from my brain to the trash.
It’s quite impressive actually.
In any case, yeast is the one ingredient I have yet to master. I mean, is it alive?, is it a bacteria?, will it rise?, am I using the right kind, blah…blah…blah. It’s such a weird thing for me. But today my friends, I am going to share with you an awesome homemade bread recipe and how to get that yeast rise and make delicious homemade bread at the same time. This will all take place in a crockpot.
How to make Crockpot Bread?
So you should know that I have research and prowled the internet for crockpot bread recipes just so I can understand the different processes and techniques that people have used that has resulted in delicious and crusty bread! Although there were only about 2 different techniques that I saw the most, there were different bread recipes and I was kind of scared as to which one I should trust. So you know what I did? I just stuck to a basic bread recipe. That’s it! It worked out perfectly! I couldn’t have planned it better myself.
Going back to the different techniques that I came across, I saw one technique that still required the dough to rise for an hour and kneading. I really wanted to make a no-knead bread recipe to keep things very easy and simple. The last technique I came across only required you to put the ingredients together, knead just enough to make the dough smooth, and put in your crockpot. Guess which one I picked? You’re damn right! The problem that I have with yeast is making it rise. So if I can put the bread in something that will do all the work for me (rise the dough and bake the dough) I am going to do just that.
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- 3 c. warm water (no higher than 100 Degrees)
- 1 packet Rapid Yeast
- 1 ½ tbsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 7 ½ c. all-purpose flour
- Put the crockpot on high heat and allow it to preheat while you are making the bread. Line the crockpot with parchment paper. Close with lid.
- In a large bowl of a standing mixer, add 3 cups of warm water, the packet of Rapid Yeast, and salt. Using the dough hook, very slowly start to add the flour a cup at a time into the bowl. Once you have added 3 cups of flour add the rosemary to the dough and allow to mix evenly.
- Continue adding the rest of the dough a cup at a time. Increase speed of mixer if the dough gets too tough. Once all the dough has been added, turn the dough to a lightly floured surface.
- Knead the dough until smooth (about 5 times), fold the dough into a ball and place into the crockpot and cover with a lid. Place a clean kitchen towel on top of the lid and keep covered. Allow the dough to bake for 4 hours.
- Once the dough is finished baking, you can put it in the oven under the broiler for 5 minutes just long enough to get brown and crusty. Allow to cool, slice, and serve.