Kneading the dough is an important step when making yeast bread. The kneading process makes bread and rolls rise so that they are light, airy, and chewy.
The kneading process generally takes around ten minutes by hand however this varies depending on the type of bread you are making.
Sprinkle the work surface with flour to ensure the dough doesn’t stick to the surface.
Press down on the dough with your fingertips about a quarter of the way up.
Then, in a smooth motion use the heel of your hand to press the dough down and away from you.
Cup your hand and scrape the dough back on top of itself and turn it 90 degrees clockwise.
Continue this action for approximately 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and springy.