Use a bench scraper
to pick the dough up and place seam-side down in a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan
. Allow the dough to rest in a warm spot, covered with a plastic bag (that does not touch the top of pan/dough) until the dough has risen to the rim or just above the pan, about 3 to 4 hours. When finished proofing, brush dough with water and sprinkle with oats, if desired.