How To “Fold” Bread Dough
Making food, that’s good enough. Pastry student. Home cook.
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Grab the top edge of the dough. Stretch it up and away, then fold it over the center.
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Rotate the bowl 90 degrees and repeat. This strengthens the gluten network in the dough.
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Rotate the bowl 90 degrees again and repeat. Stretch, don’t tear. The dough might resist. Be gentle.
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Rotate 90 degrees again. Tuck all the edges under so the smooth side is up. Let it rest.
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