Braiding bread dough. Where the heavy work lies
I have years of experience in bread making but what still stumps me is the heavy work of rolling out the ropes needed in braiding. While doing this I lighten the effort by rotating the ropes to let the gluten relax, but it still takes me 50 minutes of exertion to form four 12 in ropes.
Do professionals have an easier way of doing this (without special machinery) or I just have to take my hat off to them? I do it any way.