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Offline nysauce

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Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« on: June 01, 2004, 01:46:04 PM »
How long will sauce stay good for in the frig before needing to freeze it. Also for cheese and the dough as well.


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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 05:24:37 PM »
I buy my cheese in bulk and freeze smaller zip locks for individual zza's.
As for the sauce mine never really lasts long enough to store.
The dough however I have stored for at least a month in the freezer. ;D
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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2004, 12:10:18 PM »
How long will sauce stay good for in the frig before needing to freeze it.

The sauce will stay fresh longer if you let it cool first BEFORE refrigerating it in a clean, dry, and sealed plastic container.

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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2004, 02:43:51 PM »
right, RoadPizza...

in general all cooked food should be allowed to cool down first before it is refridgerated. Food tends to turn sour or bad when placed right away in the fridge....

If you work clean, the sauce should last up to 1 1/2 Weeks in the fridge.

I usually use my sauce for other Italian recipes if any is left over, I just doctor it up a bit so it's more like pasta sauce.... but lately some of the members have been able to get their hands on bulk cans (I believe #10 cans) and are also confronted with the problem of having too much sauce to use in a reasonable amount of time before turning bad. The problem with sauce is that it will probably expand in the fridge so you have to leave some air space in your container.

I've been buying cheese in bulk lately, and cut it in weighed portions, wrap tight in 6 or 7 layers of plastik wrap with no air pockets to prevent freezer-burn and place these portions in another freezer bag. I take out what I need 3 or 4 hours ahead so the cheese thaws slowly. I have not noticed any difference in texture or taste. (this is strictly for private use, I do not think that is allowed in commercial kitchens). Try to use within 3 months.

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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2004, 04:01:38 AM »
When freezing dough, do you freeze it right after mixing the ingredients, or do you let it rise, punch down etc... and then freeze? Thanks in advance

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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2004, 11:27:31 AM »
I prefer to freeze the finished product, baked and sliced.
I keep sauce for a week or so.  Cheese about 2 weeks if unopened.
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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2004, 01:08:06 PM »
I think Randy ment to say Bay Leaf
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Re:Can someone tell me how long ingredients stay good for.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2004, 01:53:26 PM »
Bay leaf is right. ::)
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