Yeast Breads

When making yeast breads and rolls, I spray the shaped dough with cooking spray and cover it with a damp cloth before setting it to rise. The dough always sticks to the cloth, then falls when I peel it off. How can I prevent this? —K.K., New Albany, Ohio

Although moisture is necessary for making a yeast bread rise, it could be excessive moisture that is causing your cloth to stick to the shaped dough. Instead, try covering the yeast dough with plastic wrap coated with nonstick cooking spray before setting it to rise.