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Old 04-24-2008, 02:31 AM   #1
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Storing Pizza dough.

I figured this was the best place to ask....
I normally make pizza dough and use it straight away but we are having friends over tomorrow night and pizza is the plan, but we are also out all day tomorrow so I don't have time to make all the dough when I get home so I want to make it tonight and just roll it out and cook it tomorrow with the toppings.

Is it ok to freeze pizza dough to use later? I read somewhere you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days then use it but the yeast starts to ferment making your pizza smell a bit of beer (I seriously hate beer so that's just a huge turnoff) so would freezing be a better option?

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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Shani, put it in a zip lock baggie and toss it in the refrigerator..If you don't use it tomorrow just pop it in the freezer..I leave mine several days and it's fine..I just take it out at least 1/2 an hour before I pat it onto my pizza stone dish and it works great..
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:35 AM   #3
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So it doesn't small all beery then? Great! Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:11 AM   #4
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My best pizzas reek of beer after letting them age in the cooler for a few days.

After cooking and in the eating they don't taste like beer.

So if you catch the odor of beer don't let it put you off.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:51 AM   #5
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Do they still smell of it when they are cooked?
Honestly that smell makes me want to gag :(
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:02 AM   #6
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I currently have about 25 dough balls in the freezer....freeze it. It takes about 3 hours to defrost. Put it into plastic wrap before it rises. When it defrosts, let it rise as you normally would, then shape it.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:38 AM   #7
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Or start using this method: No Knead Pizza Dough: Pear and Gorgonzola Flatbread with Baby Arugula and Shaved Parmesan

It makes four pizzas and keeps in the fridge for up to 12 days. HTH.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:38 AM   #8
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I just freeze mine as well...Seems like you best bet, as long as you take it out 3-4 hours before using.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:43 AM   #9
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Do they still smell of it when they are cooked?

Not that I can tell.

Doesn't smell or taste like fresh dough made that day but then its not suppose to.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:57 AM   #10
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I usually make a huge batch of pizza dough, put it in a plastic shopping bag i the fridge, and use it for over a week, maybe even 10 days or so. in my opinion, using it the same day gives the worst results, likehaing pizza topings on top of a piece of bread. i like the consistency much better 3 or 4 days down the line. i've never thought that it smelled like beer. it all depends on the type of crust you like. i prefer the main body of the pizza to have a thin crust, but with the rim to be quite thick, having some large bubbles, rather than being more evenly grained like a loaf of bread. personal preferance
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