While everyone is, bread baking has become a . We're all figuring out and how to . But did you know you can make great bread with the help of your ?
You can always pressure cooking them and help yeast breads rise at a record pace. The results? Mmm., of course. are convenient as well, although they're also a little hard to come by right now. Though there isn't a baking mode on the , you can still use it to make soft, warm bread that scratches that gluten itch. It can steam cook quick breads by
Cooking fast bread
Fast bread typically calls for bread recipes that have leavening options other than yeast to make them fluffy. These types of breads can be steamed into deliciousness using the Pressure Cook button.
To cook quick bread:
1. Place the steamer rack into the inner pot upside down.
2. Fill the pot with 4 to 6 cups of hot water.
3. Place the quick bread in a clean metal coffee can or other small, heat-resistant container. Make sure the inside is greased and floured.
4. Cover the container lightly with buttered foil.
5. Put the container inside the inner pot, on top of the steamer rack.
6. Turn the valve to Sealing.
7. Turn off the Warming button.
8. Lock the lid.
9. Setto 40 minutes.
10. Do a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes or until the Instant Pot is ready to open.
Sweet Potato Quick Bread recipe
Here's my favorite quick bread recipe. It tastes amazing when cooked in an Instant Pot. It comes out with a moist, chewy, cake-like texture.
- 1 cup canned sweet potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbs. pumpkin pie seasoning
1. Mix all of the dry ingredients with your stand mixer on low.
2. Slowly add the wet ingredients with your mixer on medium.
3. Grease and flour a coffee can.
4. Pour the mix into the coffee can.
5. Place the steamer rack upside down in the inner pot.
6. Add 6 cups of water.
7. Place the coffee can into the inner pot and cover with a buttered aluminum foil square.
8. Turn the valve to Sealing.
9. Turn off the Warming button.
10. Lock the lid.
11. Set Pressure Cook to 40 minutes.
12. Do a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes or until the Instant Pot is ready to open.
Here are some more quick bread recipes that will work in your Instant Pot:
Proofing yeast bread
If you want super fluffy yeast bread with a nice crust, then you'll want to use your Instant Pot just for proofing the dough. I'm super excited about proofing my bread this way because I tend to want to eat right away, not after hours of rising.
To proof bread:
1. Place the bread on parchment paper.
2. Put the steamer rack into the inner pot the normal way.
3. Secure the lid.
4. Turn the valve to Venting.
5. Use the Yogurt button in Low mode to keep the dough just warm enough to rise.
This process took my Instant Pot 24 minutes to fully double my yeast dough. When it's done, it will look bubbly and sticky. That's natural. Knead the dough and either re-rise it according to the recipe or transfer it to your cooking pan for baking in the oven.
Savanna's Yeast Rolls recipe
My daughter and I have perfected this simple recipe to make rolls that are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.
- 3 cups lukewarm water
- 4 1/2 tsp. yeast
- 2 heaping Tbs. sugar
- 5 1/2 cups flour
1. Add 3 cups of water to your mixer bowl.
2. Mix in yeast and sugar on low speed with the bread hook.
3. When the yeast is dissolved, slowly add the flour.
4. Knead and let it sit for 5 minutes.
5. Knead again and place dough on parchment paper.
6. Put the steamer rack into the inner pot.
7. Add the dough on the parchment paper.
8. Secure the lid.
9. Turn the valve to Venting.
10. Use the Yogurt button in Low mode.
11. In about 24 minutes, your dough will have doubled. Turn off the pot.
12. Remove the dough and knead it.
13. Fold into rolls and place on a cooking sheet.
14. Brush melted butter over each roll.
15. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) for 35 minutes.
Makes 12 rolls.
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