I've been blogging a lot about my experiments with my new Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System and, naturally, I spend way too much time online looking for ideas. On Pinterest (which is highly addictive) I kept seeing recipes for crockpot bread so I got a bright idea. This could not be easier. What you need is:
- 1 1-lb. loaf of frozen bread dough (they come in bags of 5 loaves)
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 1/4 c. rosemary needles
- 1 gallon sized zipper bag
- 2 sheets baking parchment or wax paper
- a crockpot
This morning the bread had risen so high that it stretched the bag to its limits. All I did was line the crockpot with 2 large sheets of wax paper (you are supposed to use parchment but I didn't have any so I took a chance on the wax paper and it was fine.) I dumped the contents of the bag onto the wax paper and spread the rosemary around with my fingers. Put the id on and turned the Ninja to Crockpot High (if you use a regular crockpot just turn it to high) for 2 hours.
After 90 mins. I checked it and the bottom was a gorgeous golden brown so, using the wax paper to turn it, I flipped it over, put the lid back on and let it cook for 30 minutes more. This is the result:
It was steaming hot but I sliced the end off because I couldn't wait to taste it. It is delicious--really great rosemary flavor.
I'm going to try it again soon using sliced garlic and shallots instead of the rosemary. The crust is crunchy and the inside is so tender! And it could not be easier to make.
Thanks for reading.