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Let the pizza dough sit in the fridge overnight?

Den Feb 26, 2008 02:23 PM

I consider myself a good cook but, sadly, a novice baker.

Nonetheless, I'm making pizza in the next few days. I got a bunch of Italian 00 flour and am looking forward to trying it. I've made pizza before and always made the dough the same day we made the pizzas. I looked through some old notes I took from a pizza making class taught by Peter Reinhart, he says for the "true" Neapolitan pizza dough, it's made at least the day before to allow the dough to achieve the right texture.

Do you let your dough sit overnight?

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    JockY Feb 26, 2008 07:56 PM

    Absolutely. The long, slow fermentation time allows the enzimes to extract the maximum flavor from the flour.

    1. Morganna Feb 27, 2008 04:49 AM

      Alton says yes!

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      1. re: Morganna
        katiepie Feb 27, 2008 05:10 AM

        Yes, always...

      2. Carole Feb 27, 2008 08:05 AM

        Sometimes it sits there even longer. I've made double the amount to have some for later during the week. I've let it sit in the fridge for up to 4-5 days with no problem. Just keep in a plastic bag so it doesn't dry out.

        1. Den Feb 27, 2008 01:57 PM

          Thanks

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