Enjoy Homemade Bread in The Crockpot
This recipe combines so many of my favorite things – cooking in a Crockpot , smelling homemade bread, and using my favorite herb, Rosemary. Hum, wonder why?? This delicious Rosemary bread made in a Crockpot recipe is one to try to maybe add to a favorite Spring or Easter Meal.
Don’t you love the smell of homemade bread?
Baking homemade bread has almost become a lost art since it’s so easy to pick up a loaf of “Artisanal bread” at so many grocery stores, farmer markets, or specialty bakeries. But nothing beats that aroma of a freshly baked loaf.
Who doesn’t like walking into your house when the crockpot is going and that smell hitting you? Just a feeling of home.
It’s really just a few steps.
Mix all the ingredients together and let rise.
Bake in your Crockpot with parchment paper
Remove from Crockpot and place under broiler
Slice and serve
Try to grow a few herbs
Rosemary is a favorite herb to use in cooking. It’s one of the few things I seem to grow well especially since no green thumb is to be found. The aroma is just fabulous. And soothing. Have you ever grown your own? I have found by growing my own herbs, to also include Thyme, Parsley, and Cilantro, I use it more in cooking.
- 3 Cups All-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp dry active yeast
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1 Cup warm water, approx 105 - 110 F
- 2 Tbsp dried Rosemary**see note below if using fresh
- 3 Tbsp vegetable, Olive or Canola oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt, Kosher or sea is preferred
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- Additional Rosemary for topping
- In a large bowl, mix together the water, yeast, and sugar
- Let sit for 15 minutes in a warm location
- The mixture should become foamy
- Add salt and stir until dissolved
- Add oil and stir to combine
- Add all of the flour
- Use a wooden spoon, mix lightly to just combine
- Using your hands, mix until all is combined then knead for 5 minutes.
- Coat another large bowl with olive oil
- Place the dough in this bowl and cover with plastic wrap
- Let it rest/rise in a warm area for 45 minutes
- The dough should double in size.
- Line the Crockpot with 2 sheets of parchment paper
- Turn the Crockpot on high.
- Spray the parchment paper with non-stick baking spray.
- Place the dough into the Crockpot and lightly top the dough with olive oil
- Sprinkle Rosemary on top
- Cook on high for approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
- Lift the bread by parchment paper and place on baking sheet
- Brush on 1 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle on additional Rosemary
- Broil on high for 2 minutes for a golden brown and crusty top
- Remove to wire cooling rack
Fresh vs dried herbs
Dried are a little more potent in flavor so use about a 3 - 1 ratio.
1 Tbsp fresh = 1 tsp dried
A standard 5 - 6 quart oval Crockpot usually works best
Different types and sizes can cook a bit differently
Teach your family to cook
This would be a great recipe during this time of everyone being at home more. Maybe consider it a mini home-ec class with your kids.
A few more delicious recipes (and easy) to try could be these