Monday, November 17, 2008

Homemade Bread Day

Yes, we have another wonderful unofficial holiday upon us -- Homemade Bread Day! Now if that's not exciting, then I don't know what is. I have fond memories of my grandmother baking bread when I was a little girl. I loved watching her knead the dough back and forth. The smell of the bread baking was enough to make you drool. Now many people use bread machines which are a whole lot easier, of course. My husband likes baking bread this way. As for me, well, you all know what a crock-pot fanatic I am. Awhile back I tried a recipe for bread in my slow cooker and it turned out really good. I put it right in the crock, not in a separate pan like most recipes say to. I cooked it in a 6-quart cooker and it turned out really good.


  • 2/3 cup powdered milk
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • dry active yeast (1 envelope or 2-1/4 tsp)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flour

Directions: Dissolve powdered milk in warm water and then combine with oil, honey, salt, yeast and have of both flours. Beat on low for 2 minutes with an electric mixer until combined. Place dough in a greased 4-6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours. Remove stoneware from cooker and allow to stand for 5 minutes before removing. Serve with honey, butter or jam. Mmmmm!


  1. Homemade bread is sooooooo yummy...but I don't think I've ever made it!

  2. Sounds wonderful! I've never made homemade bread like this before...I've only made it with the frozen bread...Will have to try this...

  3. Oh, I am definitely going to try this. I am NOT a good bread maker, but I love bread.

  4. Oooh yummy, I think I will have to try that!


  5. I love to make bread too. The smell wafting through the house is so inviting.

    I have a killer chocolate zucchini bread recipe. I know it sounds weird but it is soooo yummy!

    Maybe I'll have to make that a post.

  6. Yum, I love the combination of honey and whole wheat!

  7. I am going to have to try this. I love homemade bread, but most of my previous attempts have resulted in heavy brick-like loaves:) I've never heard of using the crockpot to make it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. This sounds great! I love the idea of making it in the crockpot.I'm copying the recipe right now :)

  9. I'm glad everyone liked this. I have a few other recipes for making bread in the crock-pot, so I want to try them out soon and see if they work as good. One is just a white bread, but the other is cranberry-orange bread, so that's the one I want to make next. Might be fun for the Holidays coming up. Nothing tastes better than bread when it's still hot from the oven ...