I recently discovered an excellent “warming drawer” trick. I microwave a cup of water for 5 minutes, and add the bread in and close the microwave door, with the water in there. No need to cover the bread — the air is moist and contained and warm, and it rises like anything.
Damp towel can be helpful. Just be careful those warming drawers can actually be too warm. You don’t actually want more than 100 degrees and better in the 70 – 95 zone. Alternatives include a warm spot in the house and and many place in microwave with a steamy cup of water. You get moisture and warmth in that version.
My house is pretty chilly in the winter (67 degrees) so I’m wondering if I can use the warming drawer in the oven to get it to rise? I’m just worried that it will dry out the top of the dough. Can I put a piece of parchment over the dough and then a damp towel on top of that and put it in the warmer on low?