How to Rise Yeast Dough in a Cool or Drafty Kitchen

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by puppitypup

This works great all year round!

Top Review by L DJ3309

I couldn't try this as my micro is to small to hold both a measuring cup of water and a bowl of dough. So I brought a 2 qt pan of water to a boil, put it in the oven, on the bottom shelf, then put my bowl of dough on the shelf above. Worked like a dream. Thanks for the idea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make your dough, put in a greased bowl and flip, to coat both sides. Cover dough with a clean damp dish cloth.
  2. Fill a large glass measuring cup half way with water. Heat in microwave until water just comes to a boil and steams up the microwave.
  3. Quickly open the door and put the dough bowl in with the water. Close the door before all the steam escapes.
  4. By the way, I've never tried it with the dough right on top of the water, like Bonnie's pic. I always push the water to the back corner.

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