Instant Pot® Rustic Country Bread
Simple country bread recipe that utilizes an Instant Pot® to achieve a well-risen and well-baked loaf of bread. Serve with softened salted butter and jam, or olive oil and freshly cracked black pepper.
Times, instructions, and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model.
Using the yogurt setting creates an environment similar to a proof box and allows the dough to have a warm, cozy place to develop during its final rise.
The cake pan is necessary! Even if you get a burn warning, the bread doesn't actually burn. The burn warning is issued simply because the bread is developing a crust on the bottom of the loaf and the program recognizes the sticking of the crust as something burning. Placing the bread within a cake pan lined with parchment paper creates a barrier and allows the bread to successfully bake without the risk of burning.