Yeast and Ambient Temp During the Rise
First post here.
I use a bread machine for dough and baking. The ambient temperature in my kitchen varies here in Michigan. My bread rise in winter is a fraction of what I get in the summer when the kitchen is 10 degrees warmer. My Hitachi HB-D102 is supposed to keep the dough warm during the rise, but there is a still a big difference between summer and winter.
Any suggestions to get a better rise would be appreciated. I'm hoping to avoid a special bread machine box with a light bulb to keep it warmer or something on that order. Maybe I can just add more yeast.