Monday, November 16, 2020

Bread baked in the Crockpot

Time for Multicooker Monday where we make and post a dish made in a small kitchen appliance.   I usually seem to be stuck on Toaster Oven offerings, but I also use my Crockpot a lot.  So this month, I'm sharing a bread I've made in my Crockpot. 

Crockpot Bread

Our hostess for Multicooker Monday is Sue from Palatable Pastime.   

We're a group of bloggers who get together and we post on the third Monday of the month. We make and blog about a dish made in or with a small kitchen appliance.  

This month I'm getting away from my handy, dandy Toaster Oven.  I'm using my CrockPot. 

I ran across this recipe for Crockpot Bread over at The Hearty Soul the other week and I had to attempt it. Full credit needs to go to Danielle Luttrell.  But I also googled Crockpot Bread and this is what I came up with.  I looked at so many recipes, some said to let the dough sit overnight, and others you could bake the same day. I kinda took a bit of a shortcut.  I proofed it in my oven. 

I looked here and here and here for inspiration. 

I mixed the dough in my Kitchenaid, let the machine do the work of kneading until it formed a beautiful little ball.
I then took the insert out of my crockpot, sprayed the inside with some non-stick spray, and placed the dough ball inside the insert, after slashing the dough. 

Crockpot Bread

I then put the whole thing in my oven, turned on the proof setting and let it rise for awhile, until the dough had doubled in size.
Crockpot Bread

I then took the insert and placed it into the crockpot, set it on high, and took a piece of paper towel, stuck it halfway in, under the lid and walked away for 1 hour.  I checked on the bread, using a thermometer after it had been in the crockpot for 2 hours. At two hours the thermometer registered 180 degrees, which told me that the interior of the bread was baked. The top however was very pale.
Crockpot Bread

I then removed it very carefully from the crockpot and placed it under the broiler in my oven for a minute or so to brown the top a little.  

Crockpot Bread

It over proofed in the crockpot, sigh.  And developed a thick crust on the bottom as well, cause I over-baked it.  I should have checked the bread at the 1 1/2 hour mark, for temperature.    

Crockpot Bread

I kinda knew my Crock pot had hot spots, but this loaf really showed me where they were. 

The internal crumb was great.  As was the flavor.  

I'll eat the bread anyway, cause Bread! 


Crockpot Bread
Crockpot Bread

Yield: 12-16 Servings - Slices
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking - Adapted from several recipes
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 2 Hourinactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 3 H & 20 M
This is a take off on my No-Knead bread, kneaded in the Kitchenaid, and baked in a crockpot, for a quick home made loaf of bread.


  • 4 cups Bread Flour, scooped and leveled. 
  • 1 1/2-1 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 envelope yeast
  • 1 1/1 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. Add the sugar to one cup of warm water, in the bowl of a kitchenaid mixer (stand mixer),  sprinkle with yeast and let it sit for a few minutes until the yeast 'blooms' on top of the water. 
  2. Add three cups of flour to the water yeast mixture and let the dough hook mix the flour into the water mixture.  Add the salt and let the dough hook knead the dough.  Add the final cup of flour and a half cup warm water to mixture.  Let the mixer knead the dough. If it's dry outside, add an additional 1/4 cup of water until the dough looks like bread dough.
  3. Let the Kitchenaid continue to knead the dough for an additional 10 minutes or so using the second speed setting, not the lowest.  As soon as the dough looks firm and elastic and has a slight sheen to it, it is ready to be formed.  (you can also take out the dough and knead it by hand if you wish).
  4. Form into a ball, and place in the bottom of a crock pot insert which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  You can slash the bread at this point if you like.  I did.  Place a lid on top and let rise until doubled in size.  I used the bread proof setting on my oven and it took 45 minutes to rise to double in size.
  5. Turn on the crockpot to high and place the insert into the crockpot base carefully.   Place a single sheet of paper towel on top of the bread dough after a half hour to help absorb the moisture coming off of the bread as it bakes.
  6. Check the internal temperature of the bread with an instant read thermometer after 2 hours. The bread is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 190-200 degrees. 
  7. Lift the bread out and place on oven rack under the broiler for 1-2 minutes if you want a nice browned top, keeping an eye on it so it doesn't burn. 
  8. Slice and enjoy.

Note:  Crockpots vary, your crockpot may cook a little higher or lower when it is set on high.  

Check the bread after 1 1/2 hours. I pulled this at 2 hours and it was overdone.  It had developed a very thick crust on the bottom and sides.  I like a good crunchy crust, but it was a bit much.  

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Multicooker Monday November 2020:

Recipes using Small Kitchen Appliances

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I have made crockpot dinner rolls and they turned out fine but also had to be browned under the broiler.

    1. The taste of this bread reminded me of the bread my mom used to make. I had thought of trying rolls next.

  2. I have never thought to try baking in my crockpot! I love how versatile it is!

    1. I've made cakes in it before, but had never made bread. It won't be the last time either.

  3. You are adventurous! I've heard of this but have never tried it. I love all of your research.

    1. Thanks. I bet you could totally rock making bread in a crockpot, you are the bread queen.


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