Coronavirus: How to bake bread in your slow cooker
Everyone is trying it, and the results are pretty good!
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!
- 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
- Add the yeast to the warm water, stir and give it 5 mins to do its thing.
- Then add the warm milk and butter to the yeast mix.
- Slowly mix in the flour and add the baking powder and salt.
- Knead like mad for about 10 minutes till the dough looks smooth and is elastic-y.
- Line the slow cooker with parchment paper and bake the dough on high setting for 2.5 hours.
- Check it regularly after the two hour mark, it should have risen and be springy to touch.
It's likely there will be numerous ways you can do this, so let us know how you are making your bread!