When people think about cooking in their pressure cooker, they often think about preparing dishes such as stews, gravies or roasts. Dishes that I refer to as standard fare. However, some of the best pressure cooker recipes I have seen includes dishes that are a little bit out of the ordinary, or what I would call non-standard fare. I am going to be sharing with you one of these unusual recipes today, so that you can start using your cooker for a wider array of different cooking projects.
The recipe that I am about to share with you is a recipe for bread. I know that it might seem a little strange to cook bread in your cooker, but it is not only possible but creates a bread that is unlike any other bread you are likely to eat. It creates a bread that is soft and delicious.
When you cook bread in your pressure cooker, what you are actually doing is steaming the bread. This results in a light, airy loaf that is soft and delicious. And it doesn’t take as much time as you think it would either. Give this recipe a shot and I think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The first thing you’ll need to procure before you start cooking bread however, is some kind of container that the bread can rise in while it is pressure cooker. You can use a 1 pound coffee can or some other comparable heat proof tin such as measuring cups, cookie tins or even storage containers. You can also check pressure cooker reviews and see if there is some kind of bread container for your particular brand. It is up to you. It just has to be resistant to heat and capable of fitting into your cooker. Once you have obtained the tin, you can then go on to follow the recipe below.
Pressure Cooker Sweet Bread
Yields: 1 small loaf of bread (approximately 6-8 slices)
- 1 can
- aluminum foil
- 1 teaspoon oil (preferably olive oil but any vegetable oil will do)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1¼ cup plain yogurt
Place your steamer basket in your pressure cooker. Take your container, oil it and set it aside. Take a medium mixing bowl and combine the baking soda, flour and salt. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly and then add your yogurt. Mix into it turns into dough. Place into your can, add a little oil to the top of it and then cover it with foil. Take the can, place it on the steamer rack and then fill the cooker half way up with water. Close the cooker up tightly and turn it on high. When it achieves pressure, cook for 20 minutes. Using the natural release method, depressurize your cooker and then remove the loaf can. Take the loaf from the can and set it aside to cool for 10 minutes. Slice the bread and butter it. It is now ready to be served. Enjoy.