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mmuch Aug 22, 2008 03:30 PM

Any ideas how long you can leave a dough out before it goes bad. It's already risen and ready to be punched down, but I don't want to actually cook my pizza for another hour or so....

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    Zedeff RE: mmuch Aug 22, 2008 04:48 PM

    Dough is essentially bread. You could leave it for several days and it'd be fine. If you refridgerate it it's good for weeks (re: no knead). Wait as long as you like, you'll be fine.

    1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: mmuch Aug 22, 2008 04:57 PM

      the two problems that can creep up over time are over stimulation of Yeast,[ in other words it will taste really yeasty] and the dough drying out. To slow down the yeast, put it in the fridge cold slows the action and the growth of yeast. As for drying out, cover it with a damp cloth or put it in a lightly oiled covered bowl

      1. sarah galvin RE: mmuch Aug 22, 2008 07:12 PM

        I make a batch of pizza dough, roll them all out and then freeze uncooked. Then just pull out of the freezer and they defrost in minutes.

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