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Offline PaPawsPizza

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Parbake and freeze for later on?
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:28:42 AM »
Is there a successful method of parbaking a Sicilian or Detroit-style crust, freezing it ahead of time to be finished at a later date? I've heard of freezing a crust a little ahead of time. But, I'm talking a week or so?

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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 09:50:43 AM »
Is there a successful method of parbaking a Sicilian or Detroit-style crust, freezing it ahead of time to be finished at a later date? I've heard of freezing a crust a little ahead of time. But, I'm talking a week or so?

Sure, par bake a DS with a bit of cheese around the edge for 5-6 minutes. They freeze well, I've used them after a few weeks frozen.
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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 10:08:05 AM »
Sure, par bake a DS with a bit of cheese around the edge for 5-6 minutes. They freeze well, I've used them after a few weeks frozen.

Great, thanks! I was wanting to freeze a crust and add the topping ingredients later on before baking. I wasn't sure that would work. That helps!

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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 10:38:52 AM »
Here you can see that adding a bit of cheese keeps shrinking/pulling away from the pan to a minimum.

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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 11:45:21 AM »
Here you can see that adding a bit of cheese keeps shrinking/pulling away from the pan to a minimum.
That is awesome! Thanks for the illustrative comment... very helpful for a newbie!

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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2022, 09:41:51 AM »
Hans, Do you let the crust thaw or do you add toppings when itís still frozen?

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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2022, 09:51:19 AM »
Hans, Do you let the crust thaw or do you add toppings when itís still frozen?

I let it come to room temp.
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Re: Parbake and freeze for later on?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2022, 09:55:58 AM »
Here you can see that adding a bit of cheese keeps shrinking/pulling away from the pan to a minimum.

Wow, I just came across this test, you are wizard, Hans! 💪🏼

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