I kneaded some pizza dough and it turned out that I have done this double the amount I wanted to. This is my first time. Can I store this dough in fridge? And for how many days?

  • A related post cooking.stackexchange.com/a/86179/78955 says up to two weeks. Mine is at 10 days.... I'll try and report. Mar 31, 2021 at 17:33
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    Per Adam Ragusea, longe the dough is in freezer, the better it is. I have used 8 days old dough, worked well for me. I have gone to next level after posting this question 10 years ago :-)
    – Kumar
    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:33
  • I used my frozen pizza dough after about 3 weeks in the freezer. I let it come up to almost room temperature and it came out fine. A little different experience rolling it out, etc. but nothing urgent. Jan 3, 2022 at 18:59

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Yes, you can store it for about a day in the fridge. Let it warm up again before you cook it though.

  • it turns out that my first take on baking a pizza was 80% good, I kneaded dough for one pizza but it seems I can bake at least 3 pizzas :-) thanks for your help
    – Kumar
    Mar 31, 2011 at 4:16

Yes, the colder the fridge, the longer you can keep the dough in the fridge. It will overrise after a day or two. Take it out of the fridge for an hour or two until it happily rises.

Pizza dough can also be frozen. I freeze mine immediately after finishing, and thaw it in the fridge for a day. Supposedly you can thaw it in the microwave.

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    only at the lowest power in the microwave.... if you raise the temp of the dough too high you will kill the yeast. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:18

Put it into the fridge in a zip loc bag or in tub and leave in the fridge until you would like to use it.

To freeze, coat in a light layer of oil and keep in a zip loc bag (freezer safe), remove the air from the bag and freeze for up to 3 months :)

Hope this helps :D

Happy cooking.

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