A friend gave me a recipe for crockpot garlic/parmesan bread. It is quite good but is not for a very large "loaf." If I were to double the recipe, would I have to increase the cooking time? If so, by how much?
Cooking times are always the toughest part of any baking recipe. So much depends on the oven, the pan, and the product being baked. In our trials, the thickness of the cake or bread seemed to make the most difference--not surprisingly.
I don't know how much time the smaller loaf takes so I can’t guess but you will have to increase the time significantly for the larger loaf. Check on it early and use an insta-read thermometer. The internal temperature should be around 190 degrees.
Did you know that you can add cheese to many bread recipes? Choose a cheese that is fairly strong flavored and be a little patient because the cheese will slow down the rise. Try a cup of shredded sharp cheddar per loaf. Leave out any butter or oil since the cheese will provide plenty of fat. If you want to perk it up a bit, add some white pepper or dry mustard.