🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette - can the unbaked dough be frozen?

I am interested in making the 4-hour baguette, but there are just two of us, and three baguettes are a lot! Has anyone tried freezing the dough, unbaked. Sometimes wetter doughs seem not to freeze as well, so I wanted to check.

asked by Dea Henrich over 2 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4 answers 813 views
1e4d7b52 fd4f 4798 ae19 d0f715768358  ry 400
added over 2 years ago

I haven't tried it with this recipe -- but I generally adhere to the guideline of freezing a yeast bread after the first rise, but before the second. I'd also recommend doubling the amount of yeast called for -- freezing slows down the yeast activity considerably and doubling helps achieve the proper amount of rise.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Ba67bb65 4a48 4c32 9267 a44ff4dae0fb  tobacco road 010
added over 2 years ago

I made this bread and we demolished it. Only two of us also.
Very good.
Not sure about freezing the dough. But I freeze pizza dough. I just defrost the dough in the fridge and then proof it in a bowl on the counter top.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 2 years ago

Why not make the loaves, cool on counter, then wrap extras really well and freeze. You'll have a great loaf next week & the week after.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

F8c5465c 5952 47d4 9558 8116c099e439  dscn2212
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 2 years ago

Yes.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.