How Long Does Frozen Pizza Dough Last Once Defrosted?
It’s often very easy for restaurant owners to prepare their pizza ahead of time and leave it in the fridge, uncooked, until it’s needed. This can help in delivering pizza faster to the customers; and when offering pizza by the slice, can offer more variety to the customers. But, many restaurant owners fear that their pizza dough is going to go bad before they can use, wasting both food and money. So, how long does frozen pizza dough last once it’s defrosted?
Fortunately, retail pizza dough will typically last for about three days once it’s taken out of the freezer. After that, it starts to lose its product integrity very quickly, and it can also start to develop a very sour taste. But, seeing as how most pizza restaurant owners can’t keep dough on hand this long before another order comes in, the fact that they have three days is actually good news!
Of course, always make sure that you’re defrosting your pizza dough in the refrigerator (retarder) and that you allow it to come up to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before using. This will allow the dough to come back to its natural shape and some of the elasticity will return.