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Can I refrigerate bread dough after the first rise and bake it later?

I do not have enough time to bake my bread. Can I refrigerate it or let it sit on the counter and bake it later in the day?
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Can you slow down the time it takes for dough to rise?

I am going to make bread sticks and I don't want them to rise too soon. It is hard to predict what time my husband will get home from work. Can I slow the dough from rising too soon? The recipe says ...
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Can I store bread dough overnight?

I would like to bake bread as soon as I get up. Would it be possible to store bread dough overnight, perhaps in the fridge? For how long could I store it? Would it need to rise again next morning?
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Is there a bread you can mix in the evening, leave overnight, and bake in morning?

I'm afraid I know little about breadmaking. Is there a bread where you could: -- mix it and I guess knead it in the evening (say around 9pm), -- leaving it out overnight (perhaps to rise (?) etc.?) ...
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Converting bread recipes for an overnight rise?

I often find myself with an urge to bake things in the evening, but without enough hungry mouths left to justify actually producing anything substantial by the time the recipe is done. As such, it'd ...
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How can I prepare bread dough to be cooked the next day?

I'd like to make some fresh bread for breakfast tomorrow, but don't particularly want to wake up at 5am to mix and prove the dough. How could I make the dough tonight so that I could just throw it in ...
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Can I freeze bread dough after the first rising?

The bread dough that I am making calls for it to rise for 1 hour, knead for 5 minutes, then rise for another hour, shape into loaves, rise for 45 minutes, then bake. So can I freeze the dough after ...
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How long should bread dough warm up after cold fermentation?

I'm trying to experiment with cold fermentation. I've put dough in the fridge and I see that it slowed down. However how long should it ferment afterward before final kneading - is ~10 hours out of ...
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How to make a Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread in time for breakfast

The problem with Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread is that it almost takes 3 hours to complete. So unless I get up very early in the morning, I cant make it in time for breakfast. Is it possible to freeze ...
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How could I split the proving and baking of bread over 8 hours plus?

I'd like to bake my own bread now and again, but timing things like proving and baking around a regular work day make it practically impossible. I'm not going to get up at 4am to make dough so it ...
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