Can You Freeze Pizza Dough
Some bakers, cafe owners and restaurateurs enjoy putting on their Pizzaiolo hat and creating delicious pizza for their customers.
While making pizza dough only takes a few simple ingredients, you need ample time and skills before your flour, water and yeast mix can transform into pizza dough and then delicious pizza.
With all the hard work that goes into making pizza dough, it’s understandable that you would make the dough in bulk and that you don’t want to throw any leftover dough out at the end of service.
But then, what are your options? Can you freeze the pizza dough instead?
Making Fresh Pizza Dough – What’s The Problem?
As a baker or cafe owner, we know that making pizza dough can be a time-consuming process.
Hours can be spent mixing, leavening, kneading and proofing the dough. And what happens in the event that you make too much pizza dough? Or sales slow down and you can’t use it all? You probably don’t want it to go to waste.
One solution is that you can freeze any excess pizza dough, which means there is no reason to throw the leftover dough out.
A better and more cost effective solution to this problem is using frozen pizza dough from the start! There are many benefits to using frozen dough including:
- Minimise waste
- Order as you need directly from us i.e as part of your weekly stock order
- Thaw the dough when you need to use
- No need to source raw materials yourself i.e. the pizza flour, yeast etc
- Consistent quality and taste
- Less time and room needed to prepare
How Long Can you Freeze Pizza Dough
In general, you can store pizza dough in the freezer for 3-4 months and just thaw it out overnight or for a few hours before your plan on using it.
We have a better solution though.
Suprima Frozen Pizza Dough Balls
Why make dough from scratch when you can buy Suprima frozen dough instead?
Suprima pizza dough allows you to make fresh pizza on-demand in much less time than it would take you to make pizza dough from scratch.
There are many great advantages of using frozen dough, including:
- Consistent quality, texture and flavour
- Reduce preparation time
- The same quality product every time
- Confidence in the finished product
- Easy to use: just thaw, proof and bake
Another great benefit of using Suprima’s frozen pizza dough is that it can stay in the freezer for up to five months.
Our Frozen Pizza Dough Range
Developed by our team of professional bakers, product specialists and food technicians, our quality frozen pizza dough range include:
Need inspiration for your pizza toppings, check out some of the most popular pizza topping recipes here.
Suprima Frozen Dough FAQs
How long can you freeze Suprima’s pizza dough?
You can freeze Suprima’s pizza dough balls for up to five months. It is important to ensure that you use a container that properly seals as this will help keep your frozen pizza dough fresh.
Does freezing pizza dough kill the yeast?
Yes, you can freeze pizza dough. Suprima uses a specially developed yeast which is designed to provide excellent freezer shelf life. This means that our pizza dough balls will perform just as well after 4 months in the freezer as they did on day one.
What are the benefits of Suprima frozen dough?
Using Suprima’s frozen pizza dough balls means you do not need to spend hours mixing, kneading, leavening, proofing or resting pizza dough. All the hard and time-consuming work is done for you.
How to Prepare Your Suprima Frozen Pizza Dough
Suprima’s quality range of frozen pizza dough aims to save bakers and chefs time while also providing consistent taste and quality.
Below are the simple steps needed to prepare frozen pizza dough in half the time it would take to make dough from scratch.
- Place the dough on a tray after removing it from the freezer.
- Thaw the dough in a refrigerator at 4°C in racks covered with retard cover for a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 20 hours.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow its core temperature to rise to 12°C – 15°C.
- Pin out the dough to its required pan size (applying flour or semolina will prevent sticking). Once pinned, place it in an oiled pizza pan.
- Proof the dough in a proofer for one hour or on a rack until it has reached the desired size.
- Take the pan and dock the dough.
- Top the pizza dough with your choice of toppings.
- Preheat the pizza oven to 270°C.
- Bake the pizza dough at 270°C for 4 minutes, or until completely baked.
- Carefully remove your baked pizza from the pan and serve hot.