White Bloomer Bread

  • Place the flour, yeast and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the warm water and oil and mix to combine into a dough.
  • Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead for approx 5 minutes.
  • Add a little oil to the bottom of a clean bowl.
  • Place the dough inside, then turn over so all the dough is covered with a little of the oil.
  • Cover the bowl loosely with a cloth or some oiled food wrap.
  • Set aside in a warm place to allow the dough to rise, approx 1-1 ½ hours.
  • Line the base and sides of your Crockpot bowl with a layer of foil then parchment paper.
  • Turn the unit on High and allow to preheat.
  • Knead the risen dough lightly to remove the air.
  • Shape into a ball or an oblong and place into the warmed bowl.
  • Place a clean t towel underneath the lid to prevent any condensation dripping onto your bread.
  • Cover with the lid and bake on High for approx 2 ½ hours.
  • Remove the bread from the bowl and place onto a wire rack.

Tip – For a crispy crust and extra browning place into a hot oven for 10 minutes.

Cooking Time

2.5 hours

Preparation Time

20 mins

Servings

7-8

Ingredients

  • 500g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 x 7g sachet dried yeast,
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 320ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil