First, prepare your bread dough. Add the water to a bowl and heat it to 100 to 110 degrees F. Then add in a pinch of your sugar. After that add the yeast and let the mixture sit until it gets nice and foamy. About 5 to 10 minutes.
Next add all but 1 cup of the flour, the rest of the sugar, the salt, and the oil. Mix it with a stand mixer or wooden spoon until the dough comes together. The dough will be tacky. Pour it out onto a floured counter or table and knead the dough for 8 minutes. Adding more flour as necessary. Once the dough is kneaded place it in a bowl that has been lightly sprayed with kitchen spray, cover it, and let it rise for one hour or until doubled.
After the dough has risen, divide it in half and place it in 8x4 bread loaf pans. Or form the whole amount of dough into a ball. Place a piece of parchment paper in the crockpot and then add the dough to that. Cover the loaf pans or crockpot and allow the dough to rise again, for about 1 hour.
Place the loaf pan in the crockpot and cover it with the lid. Some people will also add a bit of water to the bottom of the crockpot. If you are doing the whole loaf method without the pan, then you won't add any water. Turn the crock pot on high and allow it to bake for 2 to 3 hours. It will be done when it is nice and golden brown on the top. Or check it with a thermometer. The internal temp should be around 200 F. (93 C).
After the bread is done, using hot mitts remove the bread from the crockpot and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Then slice into it and eat! Enjoy!