Does Jacquy Pfeiffer's proofing method work at all? in Pastry & Baking Posted January 4, 2014 I do a similar process for bread, but I just use lukewarm water or if the room is very warm I use cold water. Mix the water and yeast in the mixer bowl with just a little flour, then cover withe the rest of the flour. Let it rest until it starts to crack the top of the flour, or bubbles come up through it. Then I add the rest of my liquid ( water, oil etc.) work it in for a couple of minutes, then let it rest for 20 minutes before kneading. Makes a beautiful dough. If you are making this for home, I don't think you need to be so precise. Bread is very forgiving.