How To Freeze Pizza Dough
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An easy step by step tutorial on how to freeze pizza dough with yeast, fast at home.
FAQ: can you freeze pizza dough ?
And trust me when I tell you that the best dough to use is a freezable dough, like this best Italian pizza dough recipe we talked about way back when, which still is the best ever!
Usually when you make pizza dough you don’t just make enough for one or two pizzas, right ? It takes a little time to make it, let it proof, assemble your pizza creations, it is a project. So why not make a double batch to freeze for later use ?!
The great thing about freezing pizza dough is that you don’t event have to let it proof.
You can freeze it right away, no need to let it rise. Then next week when you feel like having a nice home made pizza on a whim, you just thaw it out on your kitchen counter for a couple of hours while you walk the dogs.
Last summer we went to Sicily Italy, and my mission there was to learn everything I could to perfect my pizza game. I am the self proclaimed queen of the best pizza dough, so you should trust me, at least when it comes to pizza 😉
This step isn’t 100% necessary, but when you freeze pizza dough, the best and proper way to do it is nicely vacuum sealed.
I got the smallest hand held vacuum sealer + bags from amazon, just for this.
Usually I freeze 4 dough balls in each bag because that’s how many I usually make for pizza night, but If you normally just make one or two, I would suggest freezing 2 pizza dough balls in each bag.
FAQ: Can I freeze pizza dough twice ?
Short answer: NO, don’t do that!
How To Freeze Pizza Dough
- 1 batch Italian Pizza Dough
- Make a double batch of this rustic Italian pizza dough according to the recipe instructions.
- Cut the dough into 12 pieces and with oiled hands form them into dough balls.
- Place the dough balls on a plastic cutting board without touching each other and place in the freezer for a couple of hours until firm.
- Remove the frozen dough balls from the freezer and individually wrap them in plastic wrap.
- Place the individually wrapped frozen dough balls in a vacuum seal bag and vacuum seal it. If you don’t have one of these vacuum sealers (<-amazon), just store them in small freezer bags and back in the freezer.
- When in the mood for a pizza, remove as many pizza dough balls from the freezer as you plan to bake, and place them on the counter to thaw out for a couple of hours. Make sure to remove them from the vacuum sealed bag and just let them rest on the counter loosely wrapped in the plastic wrap. They will be proofing at the same time.
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I freeze your dough all the time! I use what I need when I make it, wrap the rest in separate balls and then put them in a freezer bag like you do, with as little air as possible. Once the dough is frozen I take the bag and get some more air out (I don’t have a vacuum sealer). When I want to use it (every Sunday night!) I take the dough out the night before so it has a long time to thaw and then rise. Perfect every time!
Hi, i made your pizza recipe. I let it rise for two hours. Can i freeze the dough now for later use? Was i supposed to not let it rise and put it straight in the freezer and let it rise when defrosting?
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Yes you are supposed to freeze the dough balls before rising, they will rise when thawing out.
Can they be defrosted and used the next day?
Hi, I was wondering if this dough can be used to make breadsticks as well? Thanks so much!
Yes definitely ! Make sure to brush the pizza dough with butter and sprinkle with your favorite seasonings before shaping the bread sticks. Yummy!