Last time I made pizza dough I was a bit...generous with the ingredients - not a problem, I thought, as I'd read before somewhere that pizza dough is nicely freezable. So, I broke the dough in half, sealed up one piece and placed it in the freezer - this was done immediately after kneading, with no time given for rising.
Now I've got a frozen lump of pizza dough in the freezer, and I'm not sure how I defrost it so it also then rises correctly and cooks well.
If I just leave it out uncovered it will presumably rise inconsistently because the middle will take much longer to defrost?
So should I leave it in the fridge first?
Or, is it better left somewhere warm through the entire defrost to help fire up the yeast?
Or have I "done it wrong" and may as well dump this particular piece?