Recipes and Cooking Slow-Cooked Sourdough Peasant Bread 4.2 (23) Add your rating & review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 1, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Stand Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Slow Cook Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Broil Time: 2 mins Total Time: 5 hrs 12 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 loaf (16 servings) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¼ cup warm water (105°F to 115°F) 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar ½ cup plain yogurt, at room temperature ¼ cup warm milk (105°F to 115°F) 2 ½ teaspoon salt 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup whole wheat flour Nonstick cooking spray 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal Directions In an extra-large bowl stir together the warm water, yeast, and sugar; let stand about 10 minutes or until mixture is foamy. Stir in yogurt, warm milk, and salt. In a medium bowl stir together all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour mixture to yeast mixture; stir just until combined. Reserve the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature for 2 hours. Stir 1 1/4 cups of the remaining flour mixture into dough. Sprinkle a work surface with the remaining 1/4 cup flour mixture; turn dough out onto the floured surface. Gently knead for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until flour is incorporated (dough will be sticky). Cover dough on work surface and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes more. Lightly coat a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the cooker with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Dust top of dough lightly with additional flour. Use a pastry scraper or wide spatula to loosen dough from surface. Place dough in the center of the prepared cooker, keeping dough in a round shape and gently handling dough so you don't disturb the air bubbles that have formed. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the center registers 200°F, giving the crockery liner a half-turn after 1 1/2 hours of cooking, if possible. (Do not lift the lid.) Preheat broiler. Remove bread from cooker; peel off parchment paper. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is golden and surface is no longer moist. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely before slicing. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 125 Calories 1g Fat 25g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 125 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 372mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 1g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 25mg 2% Iron 1.5mg 8% Potassium 70mg 1% Folate, total 73.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.