Can I freeze Challah dough? Prefer it to freezing it already baked.

My challah dough is in it's first rise. I usually give it a second rise overnight and bake it Friday morning. However, I'd love to bake a portion tomorrow, and freeze the rest for baking on Monday morning for Rosh Hashanah. Can I freeze a portion of unbaked challah dough? My freezer space is limited and I think it will take up less space and taste fresher.

creamtea
  • Posted by: creamtea
  • September 2, 2021
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4 Comments

creamtea September 2, 2021
Thank you! 2/3 wrapped and in the freezer for R"H, 1/3 in the fridge for the Sabbath. This will make Rosh Hashanah prep much easier!
 
drbabs September 2, 2021
Hi creamtea. I don’t see why not. I would wrap it well and freeze it after the first rise, and put it in the refrigerator Sunday to defrost. Then do the second rise Monday morning before you bake it. Happy new year!
 
Nancy September 2, 2021
Creamtea - agree with drbabs. Have done it many times with good results.
Also, if you have an extra loaf or want to prep in advance, the unbaked dough lasts up to two months in the freezer.
 
AntoniaJames September 5, 2021
You can also let it defrost and rise overnight, out on the counter, if you know for certain you'll be baking first thing in the morning. I often do that with cinnamon buns that I've shaped and frozen. So convenient! ;o)
 
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