How To Rise Bread Like a Pro

There are few things more satisfying than a warm loaf of bread on the kitchen table – or its scent wafting through the house. When baking bread, a proof box is the key to a great rise. Test Kitchen Professional Pam Lolley shows you an easy way to make one at home.


When you're baking bread, a proof box is key to a great rise, and this is the best way to build a proof box in your home kitchen. Measure 2 cups of water, and heat in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, or until it begins to boil. Open the microwave, move the hot water to the side and place your dough covered with plastic wrap in the microwave and close. The hot water can contain space; will create the perfect warm environment for your dough to rise. Check out Southern Living for more cooking tips.
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