A reader question on pizza dough and Monday’s topic, using not-quite homemade ingredients:
Q – I have leftover (store-bought) pizza dough. If I refrigerate it, will be okay to use tomorrow?
A – Yes. If the dough is yeast-based, you might want to put it in an airtight container and freeze it over night, then defrost it when you want to use it. If you refrigerate it overnight (in an airtight container), it may expand – still usable, but you’ll want to “punch it down” or deflate it before using it.
If the outside of the dough gets crusty, rub a little bit of olive oil all over it and let it soak in. Also, when defrosting, do it carefully either by leaving it in the container in the refrigerator during the day to defrost slowly, or do it with the microwave carefully and at a very low setting.