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Pizza question

disabledDKdisabledDK Posts: 64
edited 3:57AM in EggHead Forum
Hi everyone!
I purchased two frozen pizza doughs from a store here in Tampa, Fl. This is the third time I have used them (without good luck). They are about a softball size each. I defrosted them over night in the fridge, then I placed them in two separate bowls and placed a kitchen towel over them. The dough expanded about a third. Question: How long should I let them sit out. Should I roll into pizza form now. I'll be putting them on the Egg tomorrow. Any suggestions, comments, recommendations appreciated. Thanks, DK

Comments

  • DK,
    I make my Pizza dough from scratch, and let it sit in the fridge at least overnight; put it in an oiled bowl, covered with a WET towel, which may have to be rewetted once or twice, or the dough will form a dry crust on the top
    j

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    DK, I am no dough expert but I would not roll it out until you're ready to use it. As Jack mentioned, it will form a crust if you're not careful and the more surface area you have the easier it is to form a crust. Keep it in a ball until you are ready to cook. I would bring it out of the refrigerator about an hour before you use it. Let it sit in a covered bowl and then roll it out.

  • PonchoPoncho Posts: 49
    DK,
    Once thawed, a one hour rise is plenty for store bought dough. Making it yourself is pretty simple though. I like a thinner crust pizza. I put a cup of water in a mixer bowl, dissolve 1/4 tsp of yeast, add a teaspoon of maple syrup and 1/2 cup of flour. Wizz that up until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Then slowly add more flour. After about 1 cup more, add about a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil. Then continue to add flour until it comes together enough to remove from the mixer. Turn onto floured countertop and knead at least 10 minutes while adding flour until you have a dough that is smooth and elastic. Too little flour is better than too much. Let this rise for 1 hour. Then split it in two, give it another 1 minute knead and let it rest for 15 minutes. Finally roll out, top and you are on your way.[p]If you want thicker crust, add more yeast and perhaps even let rise twice. If you want more pizza start with more water. A cup of water usually gives me two peal size pizzas.
    Poncho

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