Can you freeze pizza dough?

Can you freeze pizza dough?

You can freeze pizza dough in any quantity – whether shop-bought or homemade and before and after the yeast has caused it to rise.

Making homemade pizza is a great activity to do with children, who are now off school for the foreseeable future.

Many pizza toppings can also be frozen, such as meats and sauces.

You can also pre-make pizzas and freeze them, much like supermarket ready-made ones.

The BBC Good Food’s pizza dough recipe is simple and easy to make with mostly cupboard based ingredients:

  • 650g/1lb 5oz 00 flour (or strong white flour)
  • 7g sachet easy-blend yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 25ml/1fl oz olive oil
  • 50ml/2fl oz warm milk
  • 325ml/11fl oz warm water

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Make the dough: mix the flour, yeast and salt together in a large mixing bowl and stir in the olive oil and milk. Gradually add the water, mixing well to form a soft dough.

Turn the dough out on to a floured work surface and knead for about five minutes, until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for about 1½ hours until doubled in size.

When the dough has risen, knock it back, then knead again until smooth, roll into a ball and set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour until risen again.
Preheat the oven to its highest setting.

Divide the dough into six balls and roll each out onto a lightly floured work surface until 20cm/8in in diameter. (You can also make one big pizza.)

Spread a little passata (or homemade tomato sauce) over each pizza base and top with your favourite toppings.

Bake the pizzas in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the bases are crisp and golden-brown around the edges and any cheese on the topping has melted.

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Supermarkets across Britain have made significant steps to tackle panic buying.

Some retailers have chosen to implement purchasing limits, while others have altered their opening hours.

Boris Johnson put Britain on lockdown on Monday night after his pleas for the country to stay at home were ignored.

The Prime Minister imposed the most draconian measures the UK has faced in peacetime as the death toll continued to rocket.

Supermarkets across Britain have made significant steps to tackle panic buying.

Some retailers have chosen to implement purchasing limits, while others have altered their opening hours.

Boris Johnson put Britain on lockdown on Monday night after his pleas for the country to stay at home were ignored.

The Prime Minister imposed the most draconian measures the UK has faced in peacetime as the death toll continued to rocket.

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Mr Johnson told the public the nation is facing a national emergency and they must stay at home to save lives.

Police will enforce the lockdown by breaking up groups and imposing fines of £30 upwards on people who flout the rules.

Speaking in Downing Street, the PM said the only valid reasons for venturing outside were to buy food, carry out essential work or for medical reasons.

One outdoor trip for exercise each day is also allowed but there should be no more than two people together in public, except for members of the same household.

All non-essential shops have been ordered to shut down, weddings cancelled and religious gatherings banned.

Mr Johnson thanked the “huge numbers” of Britons who have complied with the government’s advice so far but said: “The time has now come for us all to do more”.

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