Cold room tempature
I looked for this topic and couldn't find so apologize if I missed it. I live in Seattle and my walkout apartment is cool - 68 tops in the winter and it tops out at 70 in the summer. I have tried everything to find a "hotzone" to proof bread. Inside the oven after turning on the light (63 degrees), putting it in the bedroom - warmest room (68 degrees), putting it on top of the fridge with a heater on the floor (68 degrees).
Thing is, I have grown to love these cold temps and multi layered clothing, but my dough hates it (apparently). I would call myself not very good baker who loves to bake and it takes half a day to make bread. Any bread. Any ideas? Also, I have had issues with this long rise not drying out, even in this damp environment.
**Thank you for all these great ideas! I think I will try the heating pad, mug of hot water and the plastic bag idea to start. I should have joined this forum before. You all are the greatest!