The best place to let dough rise
The best place to let dough rise is a very warm place. On a warm day, your counter will probably do just fine. But if your kitchen is cold, your oven is actually a great place.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees for 1-2 minutes to get it nice and toasty, then turn it off. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap, then put it inside the oven and let rise until doubled (about 45-60 minutes).
15 Comments on “The best place to let dough rise”
I have read that putting the oven light on (and leaving it on) is a good method. Is this true?
Yes I have heard of others doing this too! It’s not a method I’ve tried myself, but definitely an option.
Remember to put a note on oven not to use,I was letting doe rise in a plastic container,went outside,one of the kids started preheating the oven for a pizza, damm near burnt the house down. Yeah i should have known better to not use plastic
What if you boil a cup of water in the microwave. Take it out and put the dough in there covered with plastic
Sure, that’s a great suggestion too!
My dough seems to get too blobby if I let it rise in the oven. Is there such a thing as too humid/warm?
Thank you. I’m a newbie at baking bread. Any hints are appreciated.
May the baking gods bless you for such a short, simple post that perfectly answered my question.
Do you let the oven preheat all the way to 200? Or are we to just set the preheat to 200 and wait 1-2 minutes while it preheats?
Just set to preheat for a few minutes to get it a little warm, then turn it off. Do not let it preheat all the way to 200.
So what will happen if you do preheat 200
What will happen if you do preheat?
You don’t want the oven to be too hot or else the dough will bake! You want the oven temp to be around 100 degrees F. So hitting “preheat” (doesn’t matter what temp you’re setting it to preheat to), and then turning the oven completely off after a minute or two will create a nice warm environment for the dough to rise in. I hope this helps!
200 degrees. Is that C or F