Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WFMW--Rising Bread Dough

The one thing that I really don't like is waiting for my bread dough to rise. It seems to take FOREVER!! It is slow especially this time of year because we keep the house at 68 degrees. I don't have the time to wait around for my bread to rise...things to do...places to go.

But, guess what?! I discovered a cool way to make my dough to rise quicker and it is super easy. This is not one of those fancy "proofing boxes." Nope! Super Easy!

All I do is take a microwave safe measuring cup and I pour some water into it. I then put the measuring cup in the microwave and nuke the water for about 30-45 seconds. The water is slightly bubbly and the microwave is full of lovely warm humidity.

I then stick the dough in the microwave and close the door.

The dough probably rises twice as quickly as before.

Using my warm, humid microwave to rise my bread dough Works For Me!

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Robin said...

We use our oven. We turn the oven on for a minute, then turn it off and stick the dough in.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I hate the waiting.

Anonymous said...

I love that tip. I have the same problem and only make bread on the days when I am going to be home all day long. Thanks!


Angela said...

We keep our house pretty cold during the winter so we've always turned the oven to 185ish and then turned off, stuck a glass pie dish inside with boiling water in it on the bottom rack adn the bread on the top. It stays warm enough that we get three good rises out of it before we bake. And the crust stays softer. But we raise it twice, punch down between each, then place in four loaf pans and bake. Great tip!

Mrs. Carrington said...

Thank you for the tip. It is so cold in our Ohio kitchen it takes forever for the dough to rise. I also have tried rising dough in the crock pot set to warm. That works OK as long as you are not using your slow cooker for something else (as I am today!)

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