Monday, August 10, 2009

Baking in the crock pot!

It's been much too hot around here to bake much in the oven and we've missed munching on tasty quick breads. Sooo, I thought I'd try to bake some bread in my crock pot and it worked! The first loaf I cooked was overdone (but we just cut off the hard parts and ate it anyway!). I think the second one turned out just about right. I love this idea because the crock pot doesn't heat up my house like my oven does.

How to bake quick breads in your Crock Pot
~Use a recipe that you love and already know turns out well for you.
~Cook the loaf on HIGH for 4 hours then check it. Mine needed another 15-20 minutes.
~Vent the lid just a bit with a chopstick to let the extra moisture escape.
**Now, I still think the bread turns out better in the oven, but this definitely is a good substitute when it's just too HOT to turn on the oven!!!

Happy baking!


Jayne said...

Cool idea!

Jeanne said...

Love it! I've baked meat loaf and roasted chicken in ours during the hot summer weather.

Sandee said...

Wow, that is a great idea. I don't have A/C and it is hard to cook sometimes with the heat. Luckily, this summer was awesome in Ohio.
Sandee Q.