Bread sliced with oil and balsamic in bowl

Slow cooker bread

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  • Easy
  • 1 loaf

Make an easy loaf with this slow cooker bread recipe. This simple project is perfect for beginners and uses strong wholemeal or white flour

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal179
low infat1g
saturates0g
carbs32g
low insugars1g
fibre5g
protein8g
low insalt0.5g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Measure 350ml warm water and pour most of it into the well. Mix the flour and water together with your fingers or a wooden spoon until combined into a slightly wet, pillowy, workable dough – add a splash more water if necessary.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for at least 10 mins until smooth and elastic. This can also be done in a tabletop mixer with a dough hook. 

  • STEP 3

    Shape the dough into a large, tight ball and sit the ball on a square of baking parchment. Use the parchment to lift the dough into your slow cooker, cover and set the slow cooker to high. Leave for 2 hrs. 

  • STEP 4

    Lift the bread out using the parchment. The bottom should be crusty and the top should be springy, not soft. (If you have a digital cooking thermometer, the middle of the loaf should be 90C.) If it isn’t ready, return to the slow cooker for 15 mins and test again – it could take up to 2 hrs 30 mins. 

  • STEP 5

    The bread won’t get a significant crust or golden colour in the slow cooker. Once cooked, you can leave it to cool, or put in the oven at 240C/220C fan/gas 9 for 5-10 mins to get some colour.

RECIPE TIPS
FLOUR

For wholemeal or granary bread, simply use a wholemeal or granary flour instead.

LOAF TIN

The bread can be baked in a 450g loaf tin if you can fit it in the slow cooker.

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