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 from his indispensable book, Brilliant Bread.
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