Slow Cooker No Knead Bread
Break out your slow cooker and make this easy no knead bread- filled with garlic, spinach and goat cheese crumbles.
Yield: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp (one-half of a ¼oz package) RED STAR Platinum Yeast
  • 1½ cups water (120-130°F)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup goat cheese crumbles
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add garlic, spinach and goat cheese crumbles. Gently stir just until evenly distributed in flour mixture. Add water and stir until a shaggy dough forms and all flour has been incorporated.

  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to sit covered at warm room temperature for 1½ hours.

  3. Remove plastic wrap. Turn dough out onto heavily floured large piece of parchment paper that will later be lifted to transfer the dough. Gently shape into a round using floured hands. Dough will
  4. be very sticky. Cover lightly with plastic wrap. Let it rest 30-45 minutes.

  5. While dough rests, heat the slow cooker on high. Transfer parchment paper and dough to slow cooker. Drape paper towels over top of slow cooker and place lid on slow cooker.

  6. Cook the bread on high for 2 hours. Remove bread and cool completely on a wire rack.(*see note)

  7. Recipe created for Red Star Yeast by Food Babbles.
Notes
*If desired, for a darker, more crisp crust - after slow cooker is complete, place bread on a baking pan lined with parchment paper or silicone mat and continue baking bread in a 400°F oven until golden brown and crisp on top, about 20 minutes.

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2 Comments
  1. Is the spinach fresh ? Wouldn’t that leave a lot of moisture ? Or frozen and squeezed dry ? Very different amounts of spinach .

    ” drape slow cooker with paper towels ?
    What ? Where. ? Across the top ? Under the lid .
    This is not a very well written recipe .

    • Hi Lili,
      This recipe was created using fresh spinach. You can experiment with frozen spinach – or other flavors, that’s the beauty of baking your own bread! 🙂
      The paper towels are draped over the top of the slow cooker, under the lid. This is to prevent excessive moisture from dripping onto the bread.
      Happy baking!
      Carol

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