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DOUGH DR. TOM LEHMANN

On Ice
Does frozen dough
make sense?

QUESTION:

W
 

e are just a small tavern
pizzeria and we would like to
make our dough once a week
and freeze it rather than making it
fresh during the week. Is this possible?

ANSWER:

Yes, it is possible, and it makes a
lot of sense to do so, too. Freezing
dough, or dough balls in this case,
is really quite easy when the frozen
shelf life expectations are something
less than 15 days. In this case, I'm
assuming we're looking at a frozen
shelf life of a week so we are well
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within the limitations of our frozen
dough shelf life. When making dough
for freezing there are a few things
that we recommend to improve the
overall quality of the dough as well as
the performance of the dough after
slacking it out (thawing). Use your
regular dough formula with these
changes incorporated into your dough
management procedure:
* Dough absorption. Frozen
doughs perform best when the dough
absorption is within the range of
58 to 65 percent. Frozen doughs tend
to become slacker (softer) due to the
release of glutathione, a reducing

agent/amino acid contained within
the yeast cells as a result of cell
damage due to the freezing process. If
dough absorption percent is too high
this can lead to dough balls that are
overly soft and difficult to work with.
If you should find that the dough balls
are softer than desired after thawing
adjust the dough absorption to correct
the condition.
* Dough mixing. Mix the dough
until it takes on a smooth satiny
appearance and then mix it three
additional minutes. This additional
gluten development will improve the
handling properties of the dough as
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Pizza Today - November 2018
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Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Road to Pizza Expo
Destinations
Knead to Know
Trending Topping: Beef
Glove Use
Employee Theft
On the Road: Pizza Taglio, Pittsburgh, Pa
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthly Tip
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Expo Spotlight
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