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Pre-shaping - tight or loose?

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Sylviambt

Pre-shaping - tight or loose?

Hi all,

When pre-shaping dough prior to final shaping, should the round shapes be fairly tight or loose for the 10-20 minute rest period?

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LindyD

Here's a link to a previous discussion on the topic which I think you'll find helpful.  

Dan DiMuzio's advice is always good to follow:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/16663/newbie-question-preshaping-and-shaping