15. Prepare a Warm Space for Rising Dough

Dough

A loaf of bread hot from the oven hits the spot on a wintry day. However, on a chilly day, it can be challenging to find a warm spot in your kitchen to let the dough rise. You can solve this problem by placing a small dish of water in your microwave and heating it on high for 2 minutes. Then, remove the container of water, and you have a toasty warm space to place your bowl of bread dough to allow it to rise.

14. Soften Citrus Fruits for Squeezing

citrus fruits

Get the most juice out of your lemons, limes, or oranges by softening them up in the microwave before squeezing. Place a piece of whole citrus in your microwave and heat it for about 20 seconds. Then, slice the fruit in half and give each half a good squeezing.

13. Rejuvenate Stale Bread

If your bread has gone stale, revive it with a quick zap in the microwave. First, wet a cloth towel with fresh, clean water. The cloth should be moist, not dripping wet. Next, wrap the stale loaf or slices of bread in the cloth and place in your microwave on a plate or dish. Heat in 10-second intervals until your bread has achieved the proper moisture level.

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