Bread Challenge Week 15
While flipping through cookbooks this week I came across a whole wheat bread recipe baked in a slow cooker. Honestly baking bread in a slow cooker had never crossed my mind so I decided to give it a shot for the bread challenge this week. I followed the Honey Whole Grain Bread recipe from my Slow Cooker Recipes for All Occasions cookbook.
I was excited to try this bread out because it requires only 15 minutes of hands on time and then does all of its rising and baking in the crock pot all at once, which is handy to say the least. The recipe was easy to follow and I was looking forward to some yummy bread.
The bread smelled great while baking and up until about two-thirds of the way through the baking time everything looked to be going smoothly. I’d been checking on the bread throughout the cook time to make sure everything was okay and with about an hour left to bake I noticed that the top of the loaf had sunken in and fallen over the edge of the bread pan.
It is safe to say I will not be making this bread again. Even after following the directions to the letter this was a total bread-wreck, bread-fail and bread-tastrophe. We had to literally tear the bread apart just to get it out of the pan and then once we got it out of the pan we realized that it had not cooked all the way through on one side. Also I would rather not even talk about how much scrubbing the bread pan required.
I’m all for easy but this bread was a big waste of time, energy and ingredients. Have any of you ever successfully made bread on a slow cooker? If so I would love to hear about it.
Hands on time: 5
Total time: 2
Make it again:1
Previous Bread Challenge reviews and scores:
The Easiest Loaf of Bread You’ll Ever Bake – Week 14
Hot Cross Buns – Week 13
100% Whole Wheat Bread – Week 12
Thin Wheat Crackers – Week 11
Irish Soda Bread – Week 10
Double Blueberry Muffins – Week 9
Oatmeal Batter Bread – Week 8
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls – Week 7
Cheesy Pretzels – Week 6
Light Rye Bread – Week 5
Country-Style Whole-Wheat Pita – Week 4
Carrot Raisin Quick Bread – Week 3
Potato Bread – Week 2
Focaccia – Week 1