Coronavirus: How to bake bread in your slow cooker

Everyone is trying it, and the results are pretty good!

1y ago

Have you bought a loaf recently? Many of us can't remember what that feels like as there have been none in the shops for weeks. As soon as they are on the shelf, the metaphorical piranhas descend and it's gone before you've even had a chance to sniff it.

People are sick of it and have decided, enough is enough, we are making our own. But not how you'd expect...

If you own a slow cooker, there is a good chance that has been out of action recently too. I can't remember the last time I was able to acquire enough vegetables to do anything worthwhile in it – seriously, send help! So the resourceful people of the internet have decided to put theirs to good use in the quest to restore their bread supply!

So here it is, the tried and tested recipe and the solution to many problems. Please use it wisely!

Slow cooker rescue bread

We need bread, and this is our hero solution

Cook time2h 30min


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of active dry yeast
  • 6 cups of bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder


  1. Add the yeast to the warm water, stir and give it 5 mins to do its thing.
  2. Then add the warm milk and butter to the yeast mix.
  3. Slowly mix in the flour and add the baking powder and salt.
  4. Knead like mad for about 10 minutes till the dough looks smooth and is elastic-y.
  5. Line the slow cooker with parchment paper and bake the dough on high setting for 2.5 hours.
  6. Check it regularly after the two hour mark, it should have risen and be springy to touch.

Have you tried this recipe? Share your photos & thoughts in the comments below

It's likely there will be numerous ways you can do this, so let us know how you are making your bread!

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Comments (11)

  • I have been meaning to try that. But I can’t get the ingredients for love nor money at the moment.

      1 year ago
    • I e been really struggling to find flour, too

        1 year ago
    • I'm feeling slightly lucky .

      I live on the outside of a small Aussie isolated mining town surrounded by wheat fields, basil growing, beef cattle, and Lucerne.

      And lots of diesel powered tractors and electrically powered centre pivot...

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        1 year ago
  • Cannot buy the bread flour here in Portugal have never seen any even before CORONAVIRUS.

      1 year ago
  • This is excellent... need to give it a try!

      1 year ago
  • 2 hours+ that’s quite a bit. But worth it for a loaf

      1 year ago
  • I've heard of this, and I'm pleased to hear it actually works lol I have a very small slow cooker, so I could half this and make a few slices πŸ˜‚

      1 year ago