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Old 12-15-2015, 03:36 AM
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I bake all of our bread and pizza dough. In the summer I don't have any issues with rising time because we keep the house a little warmer than a lot of people. But in the winter you could hang meat in our house and the only way to get a reasonable rise time is if I put the dough in the oven and turn on the light. And of course when I do that I need the oven for something. I finally broke down and bought a proofing box. A real one not a cardboard box with a heating pad in it. LOL For what you get it's a lot of money IMHO but so far I really like having it. I did Italian bread yesterday and the crumb was pretty much perfect. A little nicer than before. Taste was the same but textre was really nice.

It folds flat and is well made I think. Time will tell I guess.

http://www.amazon.com/Folding-Bread-...=bread+proofer
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:37 PM
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Neat tool...
Looks to be useful for the things you do..

Do you do a east European type caraway rye bread ?? (hint, hint, nudge)

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Old 12-21-2015, 03:00 AM
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So far so good.

We're not much on caraway. Sorry. ;-)
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Hi OzarksLady,

I've seen you post a lot of things, and always thought you had a lot of experience and wisdom.

I wish my wife would let me turn the heat down, to make it like a "meat locker" in here.

One thing I've done, when letting bread rise, I plan to use the oven for something else - usually a pumpkin or apple pie. I put my bread dough in a large Tupperware bowl, and place that on top of the stove. The vent from the oven makes the top of the stove quite warm, and I've had good success in it rising. Plus then when the bread dough is ready, the oven is already hot.

I hope this helps some other reader.

I wish modern builders would make kitchens bigger. Ours is so small, it really makes it hard to do all the cooking/baking I would like to do.

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That looks like a great appliance - didn't know small ones like that were around.

When we lived in our old house with the wood fired cook stove the warming oven was awesome for rising bread. Since then our bread has never been the same with no proper way to do it. Shows how important the rising process is.
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