How to help your dough rise faster
If you’re making a recipe with yeast during the cold fall and winter months, your kitchen may be colder and the cool temps will slow down the rise of your dough. To help your dough rise faster, here’s a few warmer suggestions:
Oven: Heat your oven to its lowest setting for a few minutes, then turn it off. Place the covered dough on the center rack and close the door.
Microwave: Heat 1 cup of water in your microwave for 2 minutes. Remove water and place the covered dough in the microwave and close the door.
Other: I’ve also risen bread on top of a warm oven, running dryer machine, and even on a chair set over a heater vent.