How to knock back bread dough

How to knock back bread dough

Knock baking dough is a stage in bread making after its first rise. By knocking back the dough, the large air bubbles are removed, to help create an even texture in the bread loaf. This technqiue is frequently used when making homemade bread so have a go at Shaun Rankin's sun-dried tomato bread or Graham Campbell's olive bread to practice this technique.