Friday, November 26, 2010

Baking Bread in the Crock Pot tips

I've had a few people ask about making bread in the crock pot, so I thought I would share these tips to help you out...If you remember these tips, you'll have wonderful bread...from the crock pot...

  1. Save your coffee cans, canned vegetable cans, use the loaf pan you all ready have, etc. Any 1, 2 or 3 pound coffee or nut can or any metal mold that holds 4, 8 or 12 cups. (copper gelatin molds, baking pans, etc.) can be used...
  2. Grease insert or can with solid vegetable shortening.
  3. Only half fill the insert or can. This allows for rising.
  4. Heat needs to be able to circulate around the insert. If a baking rack isn't available, crumple up enough aluminum foil to raise the can about an inch from the bottom of the crockpot.
  5. If there is not lid, cover the can with a double thickness of paper towels.(about 8 paper towels)
  6. Place lid on crockpot for baking...the lid will hold the paper towels in place.
  7. Generally, baking is done on high heat, but you should follow the recipe instructions.
  8. Only lift lid to check for doneness. (usually in the last hour) Lifting the lid too often will let necessary heat escape.
  9. Use pot holders or folded paper towels to remove can or insert from crock pot.
I hope these tips will help you make wonderful breads and cakes in your crock pot...

Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy!

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