Get a head start on your baking by freezing bread dough to bake later.
Time Required: Varies by recipe
- Make your bread dough, according to the recipe that you're using, and allow it to go through the first rise.
- Punch the dough back down. Then, form it into a ball, and place it in a freezer bag; or shape it into loaves (in loaf pans) or rolls (on a cookie sheet). Both methods work well, so choose whichever works best for you.
- Place your dough in the freezer. If you chose to shape your dough into loaves or rolls, transfer the dough to freezer bags after it's completely frozen.
- To Use: Simply transfer your dough to the refrigerator, and allow it to thaw overnight. Then, continue on with the normal second rise and baking time that your recipe calls for.
- Make rolls in bulk to pull out of the freezer as needed
- Get a head start on your holiday baking by freezing dough for all of your favorite breads and rolls
- Keep a few loaves of frozen dough on hand for quick bake hostess gifts
What You Need:
- Bread Dough
- Freezer Bags
- Loaf Pans
- Cookie Sheets