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Old 12-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Making dough, letting rise, and temperature

I want to make pizza today for a dinner, making the dough from scratch. I have see several recipes for the dough and how to make it using a stand mixer but there is a vague ingredient in the recipe "let rise". My apartment is does not have central heating so the temperature varies greatly from place to place. If I am making a pound of dough and room temperature is 60 degrees, for example, how long will it take to rise? how much of a difference if it is 55 degrees?

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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If you have a microwave, you can let it rise in there. Take a cup of water and heat it to boiling; this will warm up the atmosphere inside the microwave. Cover the bowl your dough is in and put it in the microwave to rise.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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Along the same lines as GotGarlic. I put large roasting pan of hot water in bottom of my turned OFF oven. I let it sit for about 15 minutes the change water with fresh hot water. I place dough in my bowl and cover with plastic wrap or waxed paper then a heavy bath towel. I place the covered bowl on the rack above the hot water, close door and let rise.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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I let my dough rise also in my oven. Only I put the oven light on and it gives off enough heat to help the dough rise.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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I have used the TV cabinet upstairs. The electronics in there put off enough heat while "off" to do the trick.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:33 AM   #6
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When I made the Giordano's pizza the other week I let it rise in the all day refrigerator. It was the best pizza dough I've ever made. Real easy to roll out and work with.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:00 PM   #7
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When I made the Giordano's pizza the other week I let it rise in the all day refrigerator. It was the best pizza dough I've ever made. Real easy to roll out and work with.
Did you let the dough come to room temperature before you rolled it out?
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #8
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You want to let it rise until it is doubled, this is not a specific time.

I often buy my pizza dough from a local bakery and let it rise in the fridge, roll out cold.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #9
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Did you let the dough come to room temperature before you rolled it out?
No I didn't.
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #10
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Did you let the dough come to room temperature before you rolled it out?
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No I didn't.
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