The dough has to rise before you can bake bread.Sometimes you are in a rush to get your bread into the oven, because waiting for dough to rise can take hours.There are a few tricks you can use to make dough rise faster, like putting it in the microwave or covering it with a damp cloth.You can enjoy your fresh baked bread without waiting by using heat and humidity.
Step 1: You will be baking the bread in your oven.
bread is usually baked at 350 to 500 F.Look at the recipe you use to make the bread.
Step 2: Under some warm water, rinse a kitchen towel.
You want the towel to be dry.If a lot of water is coming from the towel, wring it out.
Step 3: Put the towel over the dough.
The dough should be covered with a towel.The edges of the towel should hang off the tray or bowl you are raising the dough in.The dough will rise faster if the towel is damp.If you have a lot of dough, use two damp towels.
Step 4: The dough should be placed near the oven.
You can clear off the counter space next to the oven.The rising process will be accelerated by the heat coming from the oven.
Step 5: When the dough is doubled in size, let it rise.
After 30 minutes, check the dough to see if it has risen.If the dough hasn’t doubled in size, cover it with a damp towel and check it again in 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 6: One cup of water is enough to fill a microwave-safe glass.
Make sure the glass you use is small enough to fit in the microwave.
Step 7: For two minutes, microwave the glass of water.
Move the glass of water to the side of the microwave after two minutes to make room for the bowl of dough.If the glass is hot, use an oven mitt or dish towel.
Step 8: Place the dough in a bowl.
You can use a bowl that is small enough to fit in the microwave.The microwave won’t be on when the bowl is microwave safe.
Step 9: Put the bowl of dough in the microwave.
The dough should be left in the microwave with the glass of water.The warm, moist environment created by the glass of water and the heat from the microwave will help the dough rise faster.Do not use the microwave.
Step 10: The dough should rise for 30 to 45 minutes.
The dough needs to be checked after 30 minutes.Once it is doubled in size, you will know it has finished rising.Leave the dough in the microwave for another 15 minutes if it’s not done rising.
Step 11: If the dough doesn’t rise all the way, heat the water.
Remove the dough from the microwave if it hasn’t doubled in size by 45 minutes.Place the bowl of dough in the microwave after the glass of water has been heated for two minutes.The dough should rise for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 12: The oven should be set to the lowest temperature for two minutes.
You don’t want to lose track of the time.Bring a pot of water to boil while the oven is preheating.The oven should be turned off after two minutes.
Step 13: Put the boiling water in a glass bowl.
The bowl should be medium to large.The water line should be 1 to 2 inches below the rim.
Step 14: Shut the door after placing the bowl of boiling water in the oven.
While you prepare the dough, put the bowl of water in the oven.The warmth from the oven and the bowl of water will create a warm, humid environment for the dough to rise in.
Step 15: The dough should be put in an oven-safe pan.
The oven door needs to be closed.
Step 16: The dough should be left in the oven until it is doubled in size.
After 15 minutes, check the dough to see if it’s ready.If it’s okay, let it rise in the oven and check back in 15 minutes.
Step 17: Get yeast packets fast.
The rapid-rise yeast has smaller granules that make it more active.The yeast makes bread rise faster.You can find rapid-rise yeast packets at the grocery store.They could be called “instant yeast” or “quick-rise yeast.”
Step 18: The yeast should be mixed with the dry dough ingredients.
Regular yeast needs to be dissolved in water.You can mix it with the flour and other ingredients to make the dough.You should check the recipe to see how many yeast packets it calls for.
Step 19: The dough should be shaped after the first rise.
If the recipe calls for two rises, only the second one should be used.When dough is made with rapid-rise yeast, it only needs to rise once.Your total rise time will be halved if you skip the first rise.
Step 20: The dough should rise before baking.
To help it rise faster, place the dough in a warm place.Lean doughs that consist of mostly water and flour will rise faster than those that contain dairy, eggs, salts, and fat.