Is it wrong to divide dough before it rises?
This might be a dumb question, but I figure that when dough is mixed properly everything is distributed evenly. So, would it be wrong to divide the dough into balls before the first rise?
I'm trying to see what can be done to speed up the process of making bread. Basically, in the morning when I wake up, I don't want to have to wait 2 hours before i can bake a bread. So if I can prepare the dough the night before, divide it up, and then stick it in the fridge to rise, the next morning I can pull it out and bring it to room temperature, shape it, and then bake it... that would save me atleast a half hour. Any other suggestions are welcome too to speed up the process. Obviously I don't want to just rush the dough so that I get stuck with something tasteless, but I don't want to have to wait hours before I can eat.