I like to let my bread rise in a slightly warmed oven. Turn the oven on to 100 degrees F (or the lowest temperature setting on your oven), and leave it on just until it gets warm (not hot) in the oven. Then turn the oven off, place the bread in the oven, and let it rise (the amount of time this takes depends on how warm the environment is that the bread is rising in. Cooler temps = longer rise time). Remove the risen bread to preheat the oven before baking.