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I wanted to give homemade bread a try. The recipes states to leave the dough in a warm place till it doubles. I was just wondering what temp should it be? Also what are some suggestons of where to put it so it is in a warm place?
Thanks everyone.

Posted anonymously, 27th July 2015

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  • windows sill often works. In winter when there is no warmth in the sun, sometimes on top of the microwave works as we use it a lot and the heat from it lingers above it for a while.

  • The car idea does work – I tried it!

  • A friend of mine places her bowl of dough in her car because it’s always warm and help the dough to rise.

  • We usually have our wood heater going all year round, so I sit my dough next to that. Or somewhere inside in the sun is also good

  • I usually just put it on top of the oven when making bread.

  • I think it is always room temperature and cover it up with a tea towel. I see it on tv and other people do it and perhaps summer is better to make it …?

  • In a warm (not hot) parked car works well – you always put the windows down a bit if the car is too hot. I also pre-warm the flour as this helps make a lighter bread. Not too keen on very heavy home made bread.

  • I’ve never made bread from scratch before. Some of these ideas are pretty inventive!

  • I like the comment with you fill the laundry trough with hot water and place the dough in a bowl, covered in cling film for half an hour or so. Very good!

  • lol yeah the good ol’ kitchen bench

  • I fill the laundry trough with hot water and place the dough in a bowl, covered in cling film for half an hour or so. Always gets the dough to rise.

  • I wrap mine up and pop it on the front seat of the car :) if it’s an awful day I heat the oven on low turn it off and pop my dough in there. happy baking :)

  • When we made bread we put on the kitchen bench and it was fine!

  • There are some great tips here. Thanks everyone. I am a bit anxious about making home made bread as I have never made it before.

  • A friend of mine make a gluten free one (her husband is wheat intolerant) using a packet mix. She mixes hers with hot water and lets it rise then bakes it in her oven.

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