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If you freeze store bought pizza dough, will it still rise when unfrozen? Or will freezing it kill the yeast?

asked by Darcyyann over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Yep. it still rises a bit once its thawed.

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added over 4 years ago

I've had very good luck freezing pizza dough in the past, should be ready to go. Thaw slowly in a bowl at room temp, covered with plastic wrap, and you'll start to see it rise after it's thawed and the temp reaches 75 degrees or so.

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added over 4 years ago

Freezing yeast doesn't kill it - just slows it right down. It's more likely to be damaged by freezer burn, so make sure you wrap the dough tightly and seal in a freezer bag.
Thaw slowly as above, at room temp, or overnight in the fridge. Make sure it's proved (grown in size) and is at room temperature before using.