The Fresh Loaf

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Papist's picture


I'm making crescent rolls.  They call for 3 hours to rise.  I forgot to add the salt so after an hour I had to reknead while adding the salt.  Will that matter?  Should I let it rise another three hours or just two?  Also I want to go play "Just Dance" and was wondering can I let it rise longer?  I mean, if I have to punch it down will a longer rise matter?

cranbo's picture

If it's the first rise (bulk fermentation), then you want it to just about double in bulk, perhaps a little less. 

After punching down, I would only give it 2 more hours, then proceed with shaping, final rise etc. as described in your recipe.