How to tell when the dough is done rising ?

How to tell when the dough is done rising ?

How to tell when the dough is done rising ?

The easiest way to tell when the dough is done is by looking at the size. The dough is done when it has roughly doubled in size.

That’s the most important way to tell, you can’t blindly follow a timer. Because the exact rising time will vary depending on room temperature, humidity, the type of flour, gluten development, and so on. But if the dough has risen to 1.8 – 2x it’s ready to use. 

If you leave it much longer than that, the dough will overprove. And what can happen is that the dough punctures and deflates. Something that will result in a compact and dry crust.

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