The long story short is; final proofing in the fridge will take longer but will develop better flavors in the bread. The counter means a shorter proofing time and less flavor development. Here is what I prefer: Continue reading
When it comes to proofing your dough, size means everything.
As your dough is in its final rising period, it is very fragile and has a difficult time supporting itself. Choosing the right size proofing basket can make all the difference in having a nice, high dome-like boule, or having a short and stocky flying saucer like loaf. Continue reading