I've been on a crock pot bread kick lately and have been looking for more recipes to try. So far the recipes I've tried are wonderful but I miss a nice crust which this recipe delivers. This bread only gets one rise before adding to crock where it will rise again while cooking. I made this recipe 3 times before getting it right. I've altered the original creator's instructions to reflect my findings. She instructed us to cook the bread with the crock pot set on low. I found that 2 hours of cooking was not nearly enough at this setting but when my crock was set on high the bread turned out beautifully. I hope you give this a try. Prep time is less than the time it would take many of us to jump into the car, drive to the grocery store, find bread, stand in line at the checkout and drive home. The recipe was found on http://chickensintheroad.com and belongs to Suzanne McMinn. Check out her blog if you want. She has some great recipes with amusing write ups. I hope to try this soon and will update the recipe if needed. The cooking time does not include the time for the first rise.