Shaping bread dough for tins

James Morton demonstrates how to shape bread dough for tins, in a handy step-by-step visual guide. Learn this simple technique and use it to make James' everyday wholemeal bread. Yum!

Step 1 Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

Step 2 Stretch the dough out with both hands

Step 3 Fold the dough back into the middle

Step 4 Do the same with the front and back of the dough

Step 5 Repeat this stretching with both sets of corners

Step 6 Grab the top two corners and fold them over, just like making a paper aeroplane

Step 7 Fold them over again, and repeat until the dough is rolled all the way up

Step 8 Tuck the sides under and roll around lightly to tighten and remove the seam

James Morton

James Morton was runner-up on Great British Bake Off 2012. He learnt to bake with his granny, growing up in the Shetland Isles.

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