Once you have this made, you won't believe that it's from the slow cooker. This brilliant recipe is a great one to set and forget while you whittle away at your other chores. The results are amazing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 373 kcal
- 170 g butter chopped
- 375 g 21 ⁄2 cups plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 250 ml buttermilk 1 cup
- 1 egg lightly whisked
- 3 garlic cloves very finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh continental parsley leaves finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves finely shredded
- 55 g pre-grated 3 cheese blend or pizza blend 1 ⁄2 cup
- Fresh basil leaves to serve
Lightly grease the bowl of a 5.5L slow cooker and line with baking paper. Place the butter in a microwave-safe jug. Microwave on High for 1 minute or until melted.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the buttermilk, egg and 125ml (1 ⁄2 cup) melted butter. Use a flat-bladed knife to mix until mixture comes together.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds or until smooth. Divide into 8 pieces.
Add garlic, parsley and basil to remaining melted butter. Place in a shallow bowl. Gently roll a piece of dough into a smooth ball and roll in the garlic mixture to coat. Transfer to prepared slow cooker. Repeat with remaining dough and garlic mixture
Cover and cook on High for 2 hours or until the bread is cooked through. Sprinkle with the cheese, cover and cook for a further 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Serve sprinkled with extra basil leaves.