By puppitypup on September 13, 2006
Photo by Bonnie G #2
Photo by Bonnie G #2
"This works great all year round!"
Serving Size: 1 (237 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"I do this, too, only I put my bowl in my regular oven with a cup of very hot water. I also leave the oven's light on, which generates just a little heat. Works like a charm! If I have food in the oven and can't use it, I've also put my covered bowl on top of a heating pad set on its lowest setting."
"This works great. I did not put the dough on top of the cup of water, but next to it."
"Oh thanks, I've needed this tip for a LONG time. I'll be using it often. Didn't realize I'd rated this before but as an update - It works in all kinds of weather - I used this here in Trinidad in very humid weather to make recipe#184017 and it worked like a charm. Use in game "Help a Naked Recipe""
"I've used this method since I first found it a couple months back. I live in a tropical climate but this works extremely well on those long, slightly chilly, rainy days. But I have come to like this method so much I use it on sunny days too. Thanks for sharing this technique. Works very well!"
"This works well...though mom did it in the stove, and it was both a cool and drafty kitchen (Wisconsin, and the house had never been introduced to insulation until I was in Jr. High). This even worked when the wind blew out of the north or south and the house was 55 and at times a bit colder."
"This stuff really works! Amazing what new and simple things we learn here."
"I made some bread today and this worked good! Thanks! :D"
"You can also program your microwave to 10% power and run it for 3 minute intervals until your bread has risen to the appropriate stage. It works great for frozen rolls and bread dough."
"Great tip. Thanks. It works really well."
"This works great. I made bread on Saturday and It was COLD outside. So I tried this and the bread rose wonderfully! Thank you for the great tip."
"I NEEDED this tip!!! Thanks so much"
"Wonderful tip. I love tips. Got any more good ones? Thanks, Caryn Dalton"
"Loved this!! I have never tried it but after 2 bread rises later. This is awesome!! Thanks for the great tip!!"
"I am so glad you posted this! I have put water in the bottom of a warm oven but I can see this will work beautifully. Plus the steam in a smaller space will accelerate the process. Thanks for posting."
"I do the same thing! Since I live in Wisconsin and our house barely makes it above 65 degrees in the winter, I use this handy microwave trick to rise my bread all the time."