Question: How many times should bread rise before it is baked in the oven?

June 23, 2010


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Most breads leavened with yeast need to rise twice before baking. Usually bread is allowed to rise after mixing. It is then deflated by "punching down." It is then formed into shapes or loaves and allowed to rise a second time. Then it is put into the oven. If bread is allowed to rise more than twice, the quality of the finished product is reduced. The yeast is a living organism and it will eventually die.