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Shaping bread dough for tins

by Julia Pal

published on 6 September 2013

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.

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

Step 2 Stretch the dough out with both hands

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

Step 3 Fold the dough back into the middle

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

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

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

Step 5 Repeat this stretching with both sets of corners

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

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

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

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

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

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

Bread Dough | Bread Making Recipe

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