April 22, 2012 - 9:29am

## How many times to proof

Hello!

I have a question, maybe a silly one, but anyway. How many times do you proof your dough? I'm asking because, i know the recipe says proof 1 time, then shape, proof, bake.

But, with 2 small children at home, i don't always have the luxury of ''time''. You know, when it's time to shape, i'm no where near the dough, and time flies.

So, sometimes happens that i have to deflate the dough and let it rise again, and when the recipe says, it probably won't rise to double, at the end of THIRD (as i said, 2 small children) proof the dough is double in size. Then i shape it, proof for the final time and let it bake.

The question is, is that bad for the dough? How many times is it ok to proof?

Thank you all for your wisdom!!!

Tanja