- 3 cups lukewarm water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
- 1 1/2 coarse salt
- 1 head garlic, roasted
- 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped fine
- 2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- Wrap garlic head in foil and bake at 400 F for 40 minutes.
- Press/squeeze garlic out into small bowl and set aside.
- In mixing bowl of Kitchenaid mixer, add water, yeast, salt, garlic, rosemary and olive oil.
- Stir with wooden spoon to distribute garlic.
- Add flour.
- Mix on low-medium speed for a couple minutes using dough hook attachment.
- Scrape down sides of bowl to get any unincorporated flour.
- Mix an additional two minutes.
- Cover with a lid and let rise for two hours. Dough will rise and start to deflate slightly when it is ready.
- If using dough immediately, scrape dough into flour covered board and dust lightly to prevent sticking. Cut dough into four grapefruit-sized balls.
- Pull the gluten cloak of the dough to be cooked - pinch a little dough pull around to bottom of dough ball. Turn 45 degrees and repeat.
- Slice top of loaf with a serrated knife.
- Set bread dough on folded piece of parchment paper in the crock insert.
- Cover crock with clean dish towel or cloth napkin, followed by lid.
- Cook on High for 1 1/2 hours.
- Let cool slightly before slicing.
- Dough can be store covered in fridge for up to 14 days. Remove dough to be cooked, shape the loaf, and let it sit at room temperature for 1 1/2 before putting into crock pot.
I love my crock pot. Whether I am cooking beans for the week, or making soup, stew, or chili, I’ve got my crock pot going at least once or twice a week. So I was pretty excited when I was invited to take part in a month long Crock Pot blogging group. Each week during the month of July I will be posting a new crock pot recipe, and I will include links to several other crock pot recipes posted by my fellow San Antonio bloggers. Now since I normally use my crock pot for things like soups, stews and chili, I really wanted to use this Crock Pot group as a chance to explore a wider range of recipes, so I’m going to try to avoid anything resembling the aforementioned items.
This is my first time baking bread in the crock pot, and was really amazed at how well it came out. This is going to make my bread routine so much easier!
Be sure to check back next week for another crock pot recipe!
Also check out the other crock pot recipes that some of my favorite bloggers came up with!
Crock Pot Group Disclaimer: This is not a vegan blogging group, so the posts included in the link-up *may* include non-vegan entrees.
The Late Farmer- Pulled Pork Crock Pot Style
My Six Ring Circus — BBQPulled Pork
Happy Accidents Happen – Thai-inspired chicken soup
The Life of the Bucks– Enchilada Soup in a Crockpot