Rustic Country Bread

Make old-fashioned country bread in your slow cooker in just a few hours! Serve up this yummy loaf as a sandwich, toast, or with a slather of jam.

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Makes: 1 loaf (16 slices)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Rise: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Slow Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins to 2 hrs 30 mins (high)

Rustic Country Bread

Directions

  1. Lightly coat a 6-qt. oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Line bottom of cooker with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, salt, and yeast. Stir in the warm water until moistened (dough will look shaggy). Transfer dough to prepared cooker. Cover loosely with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray (do not cover cooker). Let rise at room temperature 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle dough lightly with additional flour. Cover cooker; cook on high 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours or until a thermometer registers 200 degrees F to 210 degrees F, giving crockery liner a half-turn after 1 1/2 hours if possible. (When removing lid, carefully lift so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread.)
  4. Preheat broiler. Using parchment paper, lift out bread. Peel off paper and place bread on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

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Nutrition Facts (Rustic Country Bread)

  • Per serving:
  • 117 kcal ,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 0 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 0 mg chol. ,
  • 365 mg sodium ,
  • 24 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 0 g sugar ,
  • 3 g pro.

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98 Days Ago
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I made this and my bread did not rise as I thought it should. It also was too salty. I'm wondering if the amounts of salt and yeast should be reversed.
Any other comments or reply are welcome.

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