8 Frozen Pizza Dough...Does it Work?

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie....that's amore ~"
My hubby loves pizza.  Thin crust.  Thick crust.  Any shape or form.  As long as it's pizza.

Peter Reinhart's recipe in the Bread Baker's Apprentice is the best recipe I have ever worked with for pizza dough.  When I made it last, I shaped the dough into 6 oz. portions and froze 3 of them.  I just oiled each ball lightly, wrapped it in plastic wrap and put them in a freezer bag.

I pulled the dough out of the freezer the night before and put it in my fridge.  Took it out for an hour to bring to room temperature.  I wasn't sure what to expect...
I you love bubbles in your pizza dough (I know I do!), you need to stretch out your dough, do not use a rolling pin.  Dip your hands in flour, lay the dough across your fists and carefully stretch it by bouncing the dough and going around in a circular motion.
I like to lay the dough on a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal and stretch it from the edges, pulling and tugging as I go.  I haven't mastered the dough throwing/tossing thing...
The result?  A thin, crispy crust, full of flavor and...yes....holes!  If you want this recipe, purchase a copy of The Bread Baker's Apprentice or look at the post from 101 Cookbooks.

For my hubby?  He got his pizza pie that is full of amore ~ UPDATE:  frozen dough does not rise after sitting in the freezer for more than 3 months.  Make sure you mark your packages and use the dough before the expiration date!


  1. Homemade frozen pizza dough - a fab and frugal thing to do! So delish to have on hand!


  2. Awww...a heart shaped pizza. Now I'm going to have to make your heart shaped rolls AND heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day...LOL

  3. I love to freeze pizza dough, too! I make a big batch on the weekend and then it can be a quick weeknight supper any time! My husband, like yours, will eat pizza any time, any where, any how. =)

  4. Great pizza dough recipe. Love the idea of making extra and freezing.

    P.S. A good pizza is amore :-)

  5. I've been trying different pizza dough recipes. Now I know that once I get it exactly as we like, I can freeze some for future use. Much cheaper (and quicker) than calling delivery with way better food. Thanks!

  6. I often refrigerate my dough for a couple of days before using it, which makes it very easy to handle and gives it a great taste and texture. I like the heart pizza. Cute idea.

  7. Love the idea of making more than you need and freezing some for another day! Glad to know it works out great!

  8. Nice job on the pizza--I love the heart-shaped one. =) We eat pizza almost on a weekly basis, and I always make a bunch of dough and freeze half (already portioned into amounts for individual pizzas). The BBA dough is great, but I think I've found a new favorite--the sourdough pizza dough from PR's new book!


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