5. Punch the dough down then transfer it to a lightly floured surface and knead it several times. Flatten it out with your hands or use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to slice the dough into 1-inch strips then cut the dough strips into 1-inch pieces. Transfer the dough bites to the baking sheet, cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and allow to rise a second time for about one hour or until double in size.