HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
What have you made lately? Tell us about it
TELL US

Pizza dough dilemna

g
gardengirl Mar 7, 2007 09:26 AM

Need help on a pizza dough crisis!

I took pizza dough out of the freezer last night at about 11pm. Husband was supposed to put it in the fridge before he went to bed. Not completely a surprise...he forgot :)

So, this morning at 8am I noticed it was on the counter. It was defrosted, not cold - pretty close to room temperature.

I put it back in the fridge and now am wondering if we can use it tonight?

I was really looking forward to using it for dinner tonight!

www.kitchencocktail.blogspot.com

  1. g
    gardengirl Mar 7, 2007 09:45 AM

    Phew. I'm a bit of a dough moron - I don't make bread dough ever and buy pizza dough at the bakery - never make my own. Hence the silly question. Good to know and note to self - learn more about yeast and making dough :)

    Thanks!

    1. Katie Nell Mar 7, 2007 09:35 AM

      It should be fine- I would just let it come back up to room temp and let it rise a little bit more, and you're in pizza makin' business! (Do we have the same husband?! I'm still mad at mine for taking the package of hamburger out of the freezer to get some ice cubes, and leaving it on top of the fridge for 24 hours!!!)

      1. a
        Alice Letseat Mar 7, 2007 09:33 AM

        Had it begun to rise? Otherwise, why on earth would you not use it?

        1. m
          mattrapp Mar 7, 2007 09:32 AM

          If the dough remained cool, and the yeast is not spent, you will have one of the best tasting and textured pizzas you've ever had! It will have a more complex flavor and a meaty texture.

          Show Hidden Posts