Pizza dough cheat
I'm bought homemade pizza dough from Morton-Williams tonight and am going to make a nice bbq chicken pizza. Since I have little experience with pizza dough, I was wondering if I have to let the dough rise, or if I'm good to go.
If you're talking about the type that comes refrigerated in a ball, I let that rise in an oiled bowl for about 20 minutes. Longer is ok, I've left it out the whole day.
If it's the frozen type- in an oiled bowl until it's defrosted + 20 or 30 minutes.
When I make pan pizza, I press it into the pan and let it sit for another 20 minutes then stretch it in the pan a bit more. If I use my pizza stone, I press it directly onto the stone after it has risen the first time.
If it's already made, you shouldn't have to let it rise, but giving it 20 minutes or so to lose its chill from the fridge would be nice.