In a message dated 96-02-08 00:31:00 EST, DeniseR860 writes:
<< I like to let my breads rise in a cool oven with the oven light on.
I do the same thing and put a pan of hot tap water under the rack.
<< I also will often place the bread in a plastic container with a lid that
is securely fastened. When it "burps" itself open I know it is ready to be
punched down and shaped! >>
Now that is a good idea. I have a bread bowl that I got from Finland, I
think. It has straight sides which is important for the bread to "climb" up
when raising. I used to use a big bowl with sloped sides and the straight
side bowl works so much better.