Use a Heating Pad for a Quicker Bread Dough Rise

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I talked recently about having a cold kitchen and one of the things most talked about was how a cold kitchen is a total bummer for rising bread. Indeed it is! So when this simple tip popped up last week I felt a little silly for not having thought of it before. Heating Pad + Dough = Huzzah!

Our friends over at Lifehacker tipped us off to an interesting idea found recently over at The Pink Peony of Le Jardin. If a heating pad is placed under frozen bread dough on high, the dough will not only rise quicker, but give it a more consistent baking texture as the heat is applied evenly.

Would this be something you try in your kitchen? On occasion I’ve been known to pop frozen dough in the microwave for a moments, but never anything long term like a heating pad. What’s your take on this quicker bread technique? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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