The bread dough is divided in to whatever weight is needed and then put onto bread boards to "recover".
Has the dough had a hard day? No! The yeast in the dough makes the bread rise and it is a living organism, so after being bashed around for twenty minutes in the mixing bowl, it gets a well deserved rest before going on to the next step of the Baking process!
If the baker tried to mould the pieces of dough into loaves straight away after mixing, it would tear and would not mould properly. The dough needs to relax and recover from the rigors of the mixing process!
After about 8 minutes, it is sufficiently relaxed to go to the next
step, so it's on to the Bakehouse!!