Refreezing is a Frozen Bread Dough No-No

defrosting freezer to oven dough
When your business suffers a power outage that causes the freezers to shut down for a long period of time, you want to be able to save whatever you can. But just what products are those? What can be refrozen, and what should be thrown away?

The general rule of thumb is that if the product doesn’t have any produce, dairy, or anything else in it that could spoil very quickly, the product can be refrozen. This is especially true when it comes to things that have already been cooked, such as sub rolls and frozen bagels that have defrosted. These items can be placed back in your freezer and will bake up fresh and fine the next time you need them. However, it’s a different story for any kind of frozen bread dough you want to use.

Should you thaw and then refreeze dough of any kind, you and your customers will notice a huge difference once it’s been cooked. While still safe to eat, the dough will be much harder because the thawing and refreezing process causes it to lose some of the moisture and elasticity that is so carefully worked into the dough when it’s being made. And while that may seem small, it’ll make all the difference in the world to your pizza or any other products you want to make with your dough.

When you need the best dough, and the best advice on how to safely store and cook it, come see us at DeIorios. We have all the products you’re looking for, and even great recipes to use them in!