1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar (plus 1 tsp. ) – divided
1/4 cup warm water
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (up to 4 cups) – divided
1 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
In large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in 1/4 cup warm water. Allow to stand until it bubbles and foams. Add 2 cups flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, lukewarm water, oil, egg and salt. Beat with electric mixer 2 minutes. With wooden spoon, stir in remaining 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour until dough leaves side of bowl. Place dough in well-greased Bread 'n Cake Bake Pan; cover. Place pan in 3 1/2- or 5-quart slow cooker Slow Cooker. Cover and bake on HIGH 2 to 3 hours or until edges are browned.
Remove pan and uncover. Let stand 5 minutes. Unmold on cake rack.