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To fix dough that won ' t rise, try placing the dough on the lowest rack in your oven along with a baking pan filled with boiling water. Close the oven door and let the dough rise. Increasing the temperature and moisture can help activate the yeast in the dough so it rises. You can also try adding more yeast. Open a new packet of yeast and mix 1 teaspoon (3 g) of it with 1 cup (240 mL) of warm water and 1 tablespoon (13 g) of sugar. Let the yeast mixture proof for 10 minutes. Then, add the mixture to your dough along with some more flour so that a ratio of 60% flour to 40% liquid. Knead the yeast mixture into the dough, then let the dough rise in a warm, moist place. Another option if your dough is flat and sticky to the touch is to knead in more flour. Keep kneading in flour until the dough is smooth and stick to your hands, then let it rise somewhere warm and moist. Keep reading to learn more about why your dough might not be rising!
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