Jun 6, 2013

A clever way to help bread rise

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If you’ve ever baked bread or anything with yeast you know that it helps to have a warm spot to help the dough rise. Some things that work are a warming drawer, placing the dough under a lamp, or heating the oven for a minute and then turning it off (but then you need to preheat the oven). But here’s a way I never thought of… a heating pad. Whaddya think? Good idea? Or do you have something better?

4 Comments on "A clever way to help bread rise"

  1. Basic

    I recently started making my own Pizza dough and made a focaccia bread. I found that putting my dough in a small room with a space heater (during the winter), seemed to speed up the rising process for me.

    First time I let the Pizza dough sit for the suggested 30 minutes, the dough nearly quadrupled in size, filling the mixer bowl. Quickly learned to keep a closer eye on the rising process and the doubling in size.

  2. Jade

    I raise my bread covered in the oven with the light on. It gives just the perfect amount of warmth for me.

  3. dorna griffin

    what a great idea why didn’t I think of that lol thanks.

  4. Josh

    I think this is a really good idea, and one that I had never thought of. Usually I would put the pan on top of the stove as it is preheating, but this is not really something people who only have wall ovens can do.

    I would be interested to see how the heating pad works! Although with the heat in Vegas the last few days (110) I could probably get away with putting it outside, although that may start to bake it lol.

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