I am trying make wholemeal bread for the first time. I will use the recipe on the back of the wholemeal flour. I don't have any measuring thermometer. It is Winter here and the kitchen might be at 10C. There are thermometers in the shops but they are rather expensive digital thermometers.

Would something like this be suitable? https://www.amazon.co.jp/SODIAL-R-AEQW-WER-AW145002-%E6%B8%A9%E5%BA%A6%E8%A8%88%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8-%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%B3%E3%83%AC%E3%82%B9%E3%82%B9%E3%83%81%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB-%E6%96%99%E7%90%86%E3%82%92%E8%AA%BF%E7%90%86%E3%81%99%E3%82%8B%E7%82%BA-200%E6%91%82%E6%B0%8F/dp/B017TXXV3I/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1545900519&sr=8-7&keywords=thermometer

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    What do you want to measure? Room temperature? Water temperature? Dough temperature? Oven temperature? – Stephie Dec 27 '18 at 11:34
  • As I said I don't know much about bread making- which ones do you think I need. – user2617804 Dec 30 '18 at 2:34

You don't need a thermometer. The initial warm water to start the yeast should be slightly warmer than body temperature, that's all you need. Run the water over your hand before putting the yeast in it.

  • My hand might be cold. – user2617804 Dec 28 '18 at 7:10
  • then run it over whatever body part you think has regular sensitivity :-) – George M Dec 28 '18 at 18:55
  • Body temperature is really core temperature which is measured at armpits, tongues and anus. Nothing to do with sensitivity. If I could run water over my stomach, then it would be the same as core temperature. – user2617804 Dec 29 '18 at 4:29

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