I live in Mexico. It's tropical, but I'm at high altitude. Winter is cold, but not so cold that people all have central heat. Most (including yours truly) do not. So I have to wear sweaters indoors. Even butter won't soften in my kitchen, but I can use the microwave a few seconds to get that.
But what about getting bread dough to rise? I might be able to use the microwave with a glass or two of nuked water, then put the bowl of dough inside, letting the heat from the water do the job. But what do I do, then, when my hot rolls or loaves are formed? They won't fit the microwave.
I've thought of using hot water in the oven, but I don't think the heat would last long enough. Besides, after the rolls rise, they have to just SIT there while I preheat the oven. That could affect the end result, and I can't predict how it would affect it.
So how can I engineer a warm enough environment to get my breads to rise?