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    • catkins
    • By catkins 17th Jun 05, 10:17 AM
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    Freezing bread dough
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    • 17th Jun 05, 10:17 AM
    Freezing bread dough 17th Jun 05 at 10:17 AM
    Can you freeze bread dough? Have searched the forum but it came up with nothing.

    I have started making my own bread by hand. I only make 1 loaf at a time as it does not keep very long. I would prefer to make enough dough for several loafs. I know you can freeze the baked loaf but OH is not keen on this idea!!!! Says it is not the same when it defrosts.

    Any ideas? Also, is it worth me getting a breadmaker? I don't find making the bread by hand any problem and as most breadmakers are quite large I am not sure I want one sitting on my worktop (sad I know but I am a bit of a tidiness freak).
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Jun 05, 10:18 AM
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    • 17th Jun 05, 10:18 AM
    Yep. Up to three months with no problems.

    Edit: For best results, take it out of the bread machine after the first rise. When defrosting - allow to double in size. This is all easier if you break into bread roll amounts before freezing.
    Last edited by squeaky; 17-06-2005 at 10:25 AM.
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  • Galtizz
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    • 17th Jun 05, 10:44 AM
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    • 17th Jun 05, 10:44 AM
    I've frozen hand made pizza dough before, I make it, leave it to rise, knead again, roll out onto the round pizza tray spread with passata, sprinkle on the cheese then freeze in foil or cling film, when it's frozen I take the tray back out so I can use it again.

    Then when I want to use it I take it out add the topping I want to use and a bit more cheese then I put it straight in the oven from frozen.

    I do it this way because rolled out flat dough is easier to store in my small freezer.
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  • MORPH3US
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    • 15th Sep 05, 9:19 AM
    Freezing bread dough
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    • 15th Sep 05, 9:19 AM
    Not sure if this is the right place to post but....

    Is it possible to freeze bread dough and / or pizza base dough?!?!

    Home made bread is LOVELY but it p**ses me off a bit having to make the dough so if I can make a huge batch of bread dough and pizza bases at the same time and freeze it i'll save loads of time, effort and most of all, WASHING UP!!!!

    M
    • lin473
    • By lin473 15th Sep 05, 9:22 AM
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    • 15th Sep 05, 9:22 AM
    I have tried it , but it is never quite as good when it's been frozen.Doesn't rise so well I find,so makes heavier bread.Not impossible though!
  • MORPH3US
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    • 15th Sep 05, 9:33 AM
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    • 15th Sep 05, 9:33 AM
    So would you think pizza base dough would be ok since that doesn't need to rise?!

    M
    • lin473
    • By lin473 15th Sep 05, 12:00 PM
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    • 15th Sep 05, 12:00 PM
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    • 15th Sep 05, 12:00 PM
    Yes , I have often frozen some dough to make pizzas.Works fine and very handy for a quick and inexpensive meal that everyone in the family will eat without a fuss!
  • Nelli
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    • 15th Sep 05, 12:30 PM
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    • 15th Sep 05, 12:30 PM
    You might like to try part cooking pizza dough before freezing and finishing it off after defrosting.
    It'll take up more room in the freezer, the bread at least, but I think you'll find the result is better and after topping it cooking time is reduced slightly.

    Freezing kills off some of the yeast which generates the bubbles that make your bread light, hence the "heavy dough" quote earlier.
  • rchddap1
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    • 15th Sep 05, 12:34 PM
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    • 15th Sep 05, 12:34 PM
    OH tried freezing pizza dough once and vowed never again. Since getting the breadmaker he has become very particular about his Pizzas. In fact its got to the stage that he avoids pizza anywhere else.

    After freezing the dough we also found that it made for a heavier pizza that didn't rise as much. OH didn't like it....and so he makes a fresh batch of dough every time. I've turned him into my very own pizza chef.
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  • Trishh
    pizza dough frozen twice
    Can pizza dough be frozen twice? I made the dough, put it in the freezer. Took it out 2 days later, rolled it out, put topping on .... then no-one wanted pizza so I put it back in the freezer. Only afterwards did I think that perhaps I shouldn't have frozen it again. So now don't know if it would be safe to eat. Should I get it out of the freezer and bin it?

    Thanks

    Trish
    • cheekymole
    • By cheekymole 5th May 06, 10:33 AM
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    Ah, just eat it, I've re frozen loads of stuff and I'm still here!
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    • lister
    • By lister 5th May 06, 10:35 AM
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    Can pizza dough be frozen twice? I made the dough, put it in the freezer. Took it out 2 days later, rolled it out, put topping on .... then no-one wanted pizza so I put it back in the freezer. Only afterwards did I think that perhaps I shouldn't have frozen it again. So now don't know if it would be safe to eat. Should I get it out of the freezer and bin it?
    by Trishh
    There isn't anything much in the dough to go off assuming this is a basic pizza dough with just flour, yeast, water and salt, so it shouldn't be a huge problem. Yeast may not play very much, so could be a bit heavy, but it shouldn't do any harm. I would eat it (but I do reckon I must have an indestructible digestive system after years of experimental cooking).
  • Trishh
    Thanks
    Oh good, was hoping that would be the case

    Thanks

    Trish
  • lday77
    I have just bought breadmaker and want to know, if I make pizza dough in it, do I need to let it proove again once I have taken it out of the machine before making the pizza or is it fine to use straightaway?:confused:

    I ask this because my book for my Pansonic breadmaker say's 'once removed proove the dough once more' and I don't know why - is it really necessray?
    • shakemeup
    • By shakemeup 1st Jun 06, 12:42 PM
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    Breadmaker - freezing dough
    Can I freeze dough from my breadmaker? For example I love making my own naan bread but it takes 2hrs20 to make, so could I make the dough and freeze it straight away and just get out the morning of the evening I want to use it and then cook as normal?
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 1st Jun 06, 1:30 PM
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    Hi shakemeup,

    We have a recent thread on freezing dough, so I have merged your thread with it as it makes it easier for Old Style readers to find all the replies together. As always the posts are listed in date order so you will have to read from the beginning to see all the replies.

    Pink
    • shakemeup
    • By shakemeup 1st Jun 06, 4:30 PM
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    Thanks pink-winged, I did do a search but must have missed the thread.
  • loopy-loo73
    Quick Question
    Hi,
    I've got a couple of questions if i may ...
    Can i freeze dough from my BM then just cook when i'm ready for it? Otherwise have to either makes loads of rolls at the beginning of the week or make dough during the week and don't have time cos i work FT.
    Also was thinking of making some shortbread this weekend (made flapjacks & lemon cakes last weekend which went down a treat ) any good recipes which are easy enough to make with DD ?
    Thanks in advance
    Lou.
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 11th Nov 06, 2:00 PM
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    loo, yes I believe you can freeze the dough,which BM have you got?

    Loads of nice recipes in the indexed thread- jam donut muffins nice & easy for doing with a LO x
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  • loopy-loo73
    Hi Lynzpower,
    Its a cookworks (got it off freecycle).
    DD 10 so not really little but trying to get her more involved in my old style efforts (as she spends too much time watching cartoons).
    Lou.
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