TECHNIQUES

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

Mixing bowl

Flour dredger

After bread has been left to rise, it needs to have the excess air knocked out of it before proving. This is called 'knocking back'.

-Using floured hands, scrape the risen dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface.

-Knead the dough roughly for a few minutes until it looks as it did before it was left to rise (soft, smooth and elastic).