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How to Proof Dough in the Instant Pot.

Proofing Dough in the Instant Pot is probably one of the best kitchen hacks that I've found. It provides a dough that rises consistently every time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 1 Proofed Dough

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Prepared Dough

Instructions

"Yogurt Function" Method

  • Place 1 teaspoon olive oil into the liner of the Instant Pot. Place prepared dough into the liner and roll it in oil ensuring even coating.
    Teaspoon of olive oil being poured into the Instant Pot.
  • Use a glass lid or plate to cover the liner. Turn on the Instant Pot using the yogurt button, and make sure the screen says "less" under the time. Use the + and - buttons to adjust the time to 30 minutes.
    Instant Pot showing 30 minute timer on the yogurt function.
  • After the 30 minutes is up, remove the lid. If the dough has risen to the specified size, remove it and continue with your recipe. If not add additional time.
    Ariel view of proofed dough in the Instant Pot.

"Keep Warm Function" Method

  • Place a trivet with handles into the liner of the Instant Pot. Then, place the prepared dough into a glass bowl that will fit into the liner. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the dough and coat evenly.
  • Lower the bowl into the liner onto the trivet. Turn on the Instant Pot using the keep warm button, and make sure the screen says "less" under the time. The keep warm button may need to be pressed once to twice for "less" to be displayed. Use the + and - buttons to adjust the time to 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes is up, remove the lid. If the dough has risen to the specified size, remove it and continue with your recipe. If not add additional time.

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Notes

*We used a 6-Quart Instant Pot for this post and have not tried another size for comparison. 
*Please see post for links to equipment needed, more in-depth information, and links to recipes. 
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