Dough-Raising Shortcut

Cut the dough-raising time of your bread by using a hot compress.

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Save time baking bread, and spend more time enjoying and eating it, with this speedy dough-raising trick.

PHOTO: FOTOLIA

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While making bread, I thought of my rice-filled hot compress that I heat in the microwave. I warmed it until it was the right temperature and put the bowl of bread dough on top of it to rise, reheating the compress as necessary.

The compress molded to the shape of the bowl I had the dough in, and it cut the dough’s rising time way down.

Pat Kelly
Crystal Lake, Illinois

joan mahlen
12/9/2011 1:29:00 AM

Way back I used to put the bowl of bread dough on my waterbed (heated). :)


michele hodgden
12/8/2011 5:45:47 PM

What an awesome idea!!


liz henderson
11/17/2011 12:54:07 AM

What a great idea!