Using Frozen Pizza Dough

It came to my attention that while I have briefly talked about how to use freeze pizza dough for two-dimensional bread, I ’ ve never actually given the process it ’ south own center stage. Frozen pizza boodle is like aureate in your deep-freeze, and it is fabulously comfortable to thaw cursorily in the microwave. There is no indigence to wait for a firm hour or more for it to thaw out on the counterpunch top. indeed I wanted to parcel that information here in it ’ s own post and it ’ s own recipe. Hopefully this will help make it more accessible and besides take a snatch of the fear factor out of using the dough from frozen .
This all started with a blog mail about stocking your pantry with easy to make foods, that can be made cheaply, made in majority, and frozen for storage and easy retrieval late on. For me, the most versatile thing that I make in my kitchen is whole Wheat Pizza Dough, and unless something awful happens ( like our deep-freeze being such a mess that we can ’ thyroxine possibly see a freeze ball of delightful dough… which has happened… ) I constantly have it in my deep-freeze .
What I do not constantly have is the hour or more that it can take to allow the dough to easy thaw out and come up to board temperature while lounging ( the dough, not me ) on the kitchen counter. This is specially true in the cold upwind months. alternatively, we have been graced with the microwave. If, like some of my dear friends, you have no use for the microwave then please by all means use this lapp recipe to make and freeze the dough. You need to be more organized than I am in orderliness to remember when to pull the dough out to thaw, but judging on the organizational skills of my friends who choose to not use the microwave that isn ’ t a problem .
But back to our tax at hand… Using freeze pizza dough. This is going to be authoritative, since the following position I do will have an perplex turkish inspired baked tomato and egg dish. You are going to want to make that serve, and you are going to want this easy bland bread to go with it. Trust me. 🙂

Pizza Dough Flat Bread Using Frozen From Scratch Pizza Dough
Ingredients :
One helping of premade freeze Whole Wheat Pizza Dough ( white boodle works good for this excessively ! )
Directions :
If you have lots of time…

  • Remove the frozen portion of pizza dough from your freezer and place it on the counter or someplace warm to sit for about an hour to thaw. Once the dough feels slightly chilled, but no longer frozen, use it as described below.
    Frozen pizza dough lounging on the counter If you don’t have an hour to thaw your dough…
  • Remove the frozen portion of pizza dough from your freezer and remove any plastic or other coverings you had it protected in.

    Frozen dough ready to be defrosted.

  • Place the frozen dough on a small, microwave safe plate and “heat” the dough on regular power for 30 seconds.
    Pizza dough that has been defrosted in the microwave and rested.
  • Let the dough rest in the microwave undisturbed for about 5 minutes. After the dough has rested give it a gentle poke with your finger in the center to see if it has thawed all the way through. If it still has a large frozen portion in the middle, then heat it again for 30 seconds and let it rest for 5 minutes. Continue doing this until the dough is completely thawed. Be careful since if you heat the dough too much in the microwave the edges will start to cook all the way through. You can still use your dough if this happens, but just know that those edges may get extra firm when you bake the dough.

To Bake Your Dough:

  • Roll or stretch your dough to the desired shape and thinness for whatever purpose you desire.
    Ready to roll...Hand stretched dough seasoned with a little olive oil, salt, and dried thyme.
  • If you want to be sure that you don’t get too many bubbles forming in the middle of your dough, dock it at this point with a rolling docker or simply poke it all over with the tines of a fork.
  • If you want the dough to be used as a flat bread or similar preparation, season the dough with a little olive oil, salt and your favorite dried herb blend and then bake it in a preheated 425 degree oven, checking it after about 10 minutes to ensure that it isn’t browning too quickly. To give it a nice burnishing on the top, switch your oven to broil for the last minute, but watch it like a hawk so that it doesn’t char.
  • If you want to use the dough for pizza, simply follow the pizza recipe you have at hand, or check out some of the options here at thesheepareout.com.
  • Enjoy!

Click hera for a printable version of the Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe .
Click here for a printable version of the Using Frozen Pizza Dough recipe.

Pizza Dough Flat Bread