Should I cover loaves during final proof?
I'm trying to bake WW sandwich bread for my family and discovering all of the challenges that come with getting a good rise with whole grains. On my most recent attempt, I finally got a good proof on the second rise when the loaves were in the pans. Per the recipe, I had covered the loaves with lightly greased plastic wrap. But when I pulled off the plastic wrap, the loaves fell quite a bit and stayed fallen. Is it necessary to cover loaves during the 2nd proof at all? And if so, is there a way to do it that won't damage the rise?