Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow-Cooker Bread

“I like to bake fresh bread, both as a way to offer my family a delicious accompaniment to dinner and just because I enjoy the process. Baking bread in the slow cooker allows you to achieve a tender, perfectly baked loaf without turning on the oven, especially helpful in the summer.” —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

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Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow-Cooker Bread
Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow-Cooker Bread
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
1loaf 45 minutes + rising 3hours + cooling
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 45 minutes + rising
Cook Time
3hours + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: loaf
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: loaf
Units:
Instructions
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm cream. In a large bowl, combine egg, sweet potato puree, sugar, salt, nutmeg, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 18x9-in. rectangle. Spread pesto to within 1 in. of edges; sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam and ends to seal.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut roll lengthwise in half; carefully turn each half cut side up. Loosely twist strips around each other, keeping cut surfaces facing up. Shape into a coil; place on parchment paper. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Cook, covered, on low until bread is lightly browned, 3 to 3-1/2. Remove from slow cooker and cool slightly before slicing.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 271 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.