Saturday, March 28, 2009

Frozen Bread Dough

A reader asked me recently how many loaves my bread recipe makes. We weigh our dough so the loaves look better and cook evenly. We put 2 pounds of dough per bread pan and for my recipe that yields 4 loaves with sometimes a little dough left over.

Sometimes we make a little mini loaf from the extra dough. I like for my husband to take these to his work as little thank yous :). Also, if we don't need that many loaves or don't want to run the risk of the bread going bad we frequently freeze our dough. This dough makes terrific rolls, pizza dough, doughnuts, buns, etc. We have not had luck using the frozen dough for a loaf of bread. I don't know why, but it doesn't seem to rise and bake as well in a loaf pan. The rolls, buns, etc. rise and bake up beautifully.

Of course, you can always freeze the baked loaf.


Marcie said...

Hi! I love reading your blog! Would it be possible to link to your bread recipe from this post? I've been searching your blog looking for it, and I can't seem to find it. Thanks!

Marcie said...

Oops! I see it just a few articles down now. I don't know why I missed it before. :)

Persuaded said...

i have never been fortunate with frozen bread dough either.. but i've never tried to use it for the things you mentioned. what a good idea!