Any folding experts out there?
Hi Everyone. I was wondering if someone could answer a few questions about folding. When a recipe calls for X folds, how many times do you do a complete "fold" of the dough per fold? Most articles I have found on folding pull the bread at four sides but they don't say how many times to do this per fold. For instance, do you pull all four sides, flip it over and pull another four sides again, and repeat a few times? Or do you literally pull the four sides once and you are done with that fold period?
Also, when you fold, do you only pull four sides or do you pull more? It seems to me that pulling it in multiple smaller portions gets the entire round folded better and allows you to slide your hand all the way to the top of the piece to stretch it. Any help you can offer is very appreciated.