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Dec 17, 2011 06:53 AM

Traveling in car with rising bread dough

I'm wondering if it would work to bring rising bread dough in the car for a 2.5 hour journey, mostly freeway driving. Keeping the temperature up in the car would be a necessity, of course, but would the jostling motion of the car affect the rise? I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks so much!

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  1. I am not a bread baker but I can report that last year a friend brought bread to us that had been rising in her car for 9 hour trip that we then baked on arrival. Tasted great.

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    1. re: masha

      Oh, I'm so glad you took the time to let me know! Thank you so much! Have a great holiday season.

    2. A few years ago, I let a couple pans of dinner rolls rise in the back of my car on the 2 hour drive to my in-laws' house. They were perfectly risen by the time we arrived and baked up beautifully. I can't imagine it wouldn't work for a loaf of bread.

      1. My only additional suggestion would be to put the bowl/pan in a box for the ride. Having just yesterday spent 45 minutes cleaning waffle batter off the refrigerator, walls, cabinets and floor after the bowl took a spectacular dive out of the fridge, I can't imagine the cleanup would be much more fun with bread dough if you have to hit the brakes suddenly!