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Feb 12, 2009 02:49 PM

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.


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  1. 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.

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    1. 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.