This was an absolutely wonderful recipe! Thanks, Dreamer in Ontario. I did a few things differently, because my house is chilly: 1) heated metal bowl before adding sugar, water & yeast; 2) put bowl on serving tray on slats underneath dining chair; 3) aimed space heater on it, to keep yeast working; 4) used wood cutting board, instead of counter, for mixing bowl; 5) put hot wash cloth on cutting board, so bowl wouldn't get cold; 6) sprayed entire Crock Pot (I have the original, which does not have a removable crock) & sprinkled it with mill-ground cornmeal; 7) heated Crock Pot on HIGH, before dumping in dough; 8) sprinkled top of batter w/cornmeal. This is a very stiff batter bread. The next time I make this (and there WILL be a next time!), I'm going to try basting top of batter with melted butter, to see if that smooths out the texture.
Excellent! I made it exactly according to the recipe -- except I forgot the oil -- and it came out with a nice firm moist crumb and when it cooled, the crust got crisp. If you put in a cold crock pot, then turn it to high, it rises while the pot heats up. AND note that it's no-knead. Got it all goin on!