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I've used my oven with just the light on to proof bread dough.
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Posted to Thread #30072 at 5:33 pm on Jan 6, 2018
I found this especially useful in the winter when my house can be chilly and a but drafty if the wood stove fan is on.
Marilyn, I used to be able to find fresh yeast cakes in the local store, but I haven't seen them in about 5 years now.
Every good dish deserves a good pot.
Other messages in this thread:
- 30072. Sob Sob Sob - boy did I ever mess up this yeast recipe - Monkey Bread with Brioche Dough [LINK] - deb-in-MI - 5:26pm on 01/05/18 (30)
- I think it was something else, because you can still "proof" instant yeast to make sure it is good [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 5:29pm on 01/05/18
- I did read that on the instant yeast jar. Thanks Melissa! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 5:31pm on 01/05/18
- Lo and Behold - I think it is beginning to rise - just taking way more time... - deb-in-MI - 5:31pm on 01/05/18
- Maybe add a little more sugar, if you are still in proofing mode? [NT] - Heather_in_SF - 7:02pm on 01/05/18
- Rich sweet doughs are notoriously slow, especially if your kitchen is cold [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 7:12pm on 01/05/18
- I think it is all working out beautifully - in the oven now - deb-in-MI - 7:27pm on 01/05/18
- Good for you! I am glad it is rising--I think Michigan is just a leeeetle bit colder. . . - mistral - 7:32pm on 01/05/18
- I agree! Brrrrr! - colleenmomof2 - 8:25pm on 01/05/18
- Where did I go wrong (and it wasn't the dough - lol) - deb-in-MI - 8:29pm on 01/05/18
- I think next time you need a different dough recipe, Deb - CathyZ from Kauai - 3:40pm on 01/06/18
- Thanks so much Cathy! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 4:46pm on 01/06/18
- For monkey bread you can even use frozen supermarket bread dough with - Charley - 6:57pm on 01/07/18
- Yes - I was just trying to 'elevate it ' with w/ brioche. Lessen Learned - keep it simple! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 7:38pm on 01/07/18
- As said that dough will take longer to rise and room temp may also be cooler. Glad it worked out!! [NT] - Charley - 8:50pm on 01/05/18
- In cold weather (like now) I put the dough on top of my fridge - nice even not-to-hot heat - Tess - 3:24am on 01/06/18
- smart move! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 1:44pm on 01/06/18
- I have successfully used a heating pad that I wrap in a lightweight towel (a flour sack towel) and - wigs - 2:03pm on 01/08/18
- Yes! - I do the heating pad too. I saved a cardboard box and put that over to make a little "oven" - Tess - 4:56pm on 01/08/18
- What a good idea w/ the cardboard box--I'll try that w/ my hot pad inside. [NT] - wigs - 3:53pm on 01/09/18
- I made my grandmother Pashka bread last week using fresh yeast (thank you Pittsburgh). - MarilynFL - 4:33pm on 01/06/18
- Thank you for this info! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 4:45pm on 01/06/18
- I've used my oven with just the light on to proof bread dough. - judy-mass - 5:33pm on 01/06/18
- You ladies are so smart!!! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 5:44pm on 01/06/18
- We are until we forget to turn the warming up oven OFF and leave the bread in there!! - Charley - 9:53pm on 01/06/18
- Judy, it's usually only around Easter or Christmas that I can find it there. Not sure when they - MarilynFL - 3:01pm on 01/07/18
- Mix up dough and freeze it for later use. [NT] - judy-mass - 5:42pm on 01/07/18
- Yes, yeast hates cold. I use the oven light trick in winter, but my sourdough is better in summer [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 5:02am on 01/08/18
- Thank you everyone! All the replies were soooo helpful! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 5:45pm on 01/08/18