From time to time I will buy the frozen Rhodes bread dough loaves. As you know, it takes all day for the loaf to raise. I thought I would try and see if putting it in the crockpot could speed up the process. I placed the loaf in a bread loaf pan that fit inside my 6 quart slow cooker. Then I turned it to warm and put the lid on. 2 hours later it had completely raised and was ready to go in the oven. Talk about a time saver! The dough went from completely frozen to ready to go in the oven in just 2 hours.
You could also use this tip for your homemade bread dough. Obviously it wouldn’t take as long to raise because the dough won’t be frozen. I haven’t tried this yet myself so I’m not sure how long it would take. I’m guessing maybe 30 minutes? I’ll try it and get back to you!