How to Pre-Shape a Baguette

As many first time bakers can attest, the toughest part about home baking is often getting a feel for handling the dough. This takes time, patience and practice, but it helps to know where to start!

A good technique to learn is the pre-shape, which is an important intermediate step in the 10 Steps of Bread Making. In the pre-shape phase, you give the dough a loose suggestion of where it's heading, which makes the final shaping easier. 

Master The Pre-Shape Technique in 5 Steps