Make bread in a crockpot
To be honest, I never even knew that you could make bread in a crockpot until just a couple days ago. I felt kind of uneducated. Like I'd been living under a rock my whole life. Like I was a total alien to the baking world. Like...never mind.
Anyway, I decided to give it a try. I rolled up my sleeves and brought up the recipe on my laptop. The original recipe made four loaves, so I quartered it, with only a few calculating issues and a consult with our live-in mathematician (Daddy).
Apparently, the recipe made four very small loaves, so my container was a little large. Can you say overkill?
The dinky little thing went into the crockpot. It looked kind of pathetic, but I figured it was a good test loaf, right?
You know how when you bake a new recipe, you want to stay around and watch it, like it might explode or something? I exercised rather amazing self-control and didn't hover around the crockpot for hours. Because that's what it took. Hours. I peered through the fog on the lid every once in a while, but it continued to look like a pale...lump.
Rather discouraged, I decided to leave the pathetic thing to its own devices.
Eventually, I noticed a promising crisping around the edges of the loaf and a light golden color. It had been in for about 2 hours at that point so it had to be baked through.
I cheated and stuck it in the oven so that it would get a good crust on it.
And....TA-DAH! Here is the mind-blowing result....
I won't be offended if you don't think it's mind-blowing. It did taste pretty good though. Wish you could have tried it.