[ELI5] why does letting Dough sit for an hour make it better to use in baking?

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[ELI5] why does letting Dough sit for an hour make it better to use in baking?

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If it’s a yeast dough the yeast (a fungus) will eat sugar/starch and produce CO2 in the process. That forms a lot of bubbles wich make the dough lighter and more fluffy when baked.