In the realm of trying all kinds of different breads, i saw this one from Dizzy Busy and Hungry and decided it would be a great option, kind of sort of set it and forget it… SO it could be useful for “warm bread” with dinner.
Garlic Parmesan Bread – Crockpot
- 3 cups white flour
- 1 teaspoon quick rise instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 and 1/2 cups water
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/8 cup cornmeal to prevent sticking (you can substitute flour if you don’t have cornmeal)
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, garlic salt, and Parmesan cheese.
- Measure the water, then add the minced garlic into the water.
- Add the water into the flour mixture and combine until all the flour has been incorporated. (Note: the dough will be very sticky)
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and allow to sit for 1 and 1/2 hours.
- On a large piece of parchment paper, sprinkle the cornmeal (or flour), the dump the dough onto the paper. Form the dough into a round , sprinkle with some additional cornmeal, then cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 1/2 hour.
- Preheat the slow cooker for about 5 minutes on high, then remove the plastic wrap, pick up the parchment paper with the dough on it, and place it in the slow cooker. Tuck or trim the edges of the parchment paper if necessary to fit under the lid.
- Place a layer of paper towels over the slow cooker, then place the lid on top of the towels.
- Cook on high for 2 hours, then remove from the slow cooker.
- If more of a brown crust is desired, bake at 400 degrees in the oven for 15-20 minutes (optional).
- Cool on a rack before serving.
Verdict: Fun to put all the ingredients together kind of in reverse order of normal yeast bread making! I felt like a rebel!
The bread came out fluffy and done, but definitely only a touch of brown on the bottom and i would definitely cover with more corn meal.
I did mix it up a bit, i used garlic gloves grated and just plain white flour. Also used garlic evoo for the dough to rise in the bowl.
Protip – this was great when used for french toast the weekend after.
If you try this let me know what you think!