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How to Freeze Pizza Dough



How to Freeze Pizza Dough

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Forget about delivery pizza. Just keep a couple dough balls in the freezer, and you'll be able to whip up a homemade pizza faster than you could have one delivered. Not convinced? Give these instructions for freezing pizza dough a try, and see for yourself.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Varies by Recipe

Here's How:

  1. Make up a batch of pizza dough following the instructions in your chosen recipe. If you've never made pizza dough before, here are step-by-step instructions to take you through the process.

  2. After your dough is formed, shape it into a ball, and place it in a freezer bag or two layers of plastic wrap. Label with the contents and date.

    Note: If your recipe makes enough dough for more than one pizza, divide your dough into individual pizza amounts before you package it for the freezer.

  3. Store your pizza dough in the freezer until you need it. It'll keep indefinitely, but is best used within three months.
  4. To use: simply thaw your dough in the fridge overnight. Then, take it out, and allow it to come to room temperature and to go through the first rise. Proceed with your pizza recipe as usual.

What You Need:

  • Pizza dough
  • Freezer bags or plastic wrap
  • A permanent marker
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