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When to Split Loaves

jaimelikesbread's picture

When to Split Loaves

I'm in the process of making the Foundational Loaf recipe from bread on earth which makes 2 loaves.


I was hoping to make one into olive bread and add the olives during the second stretch and fold. Is it okay to split dough into two at that point? Should I do it at the first stretch and fold instead?


Thank you!

ifs201's picture

I think so. Not sure it makes much of a difference when you split it. I usually slap & fold, coil fold, and then split the dough in half right before I do lamination.