The bread dough recipe comes from "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day." The idea to crock it came from a blog I ran across. Amazing, but it works great in the slow cooker! The recipe makes enough for about 4 1 lb loaves, but you can keep it in the fridge for up to 14 days. Don't let the prep time scare you off, it includes 2 hours of rising. It's less than 15 min to put it together.