The holidays are all about celebrating with friends and family and enjoying homemade baking. With the holidays being so busy, its difficult to make everything from scratch. Why not host a party, inviting over a few close friends, and bake together, stocking your freezer with a delicious assortment of cookies and bars without spending several days in the kitchen?
For many bread recipes the final rising is often the second rising, while other breads may require two or more cycles of rising, punching, and kneading before being shaped and allowed to rise for the final time.
Kneading is especially important when preparing yeast breads because it helps to distribute the activated yeast and it enables the protein in the flour to develop into gluten, which promotes the properties of stretching and expansion in the dough.