Fresh or Frozen

People have asked if the dough from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (AB in 5) can be frozen. YES!!! In fact we highly recommend that you freeze any of the enriched doughs, those containing eggs, butter or milk after about 5 days in the refrigerator. You can store them in the freezer for about 6 weeks. Dough wants to absorb the odors and aromas around them so wrap them really well and they won’t take on the personality of the fish sticks sitting next to them.

As for the other doughs, such as the master recipe you can freeze them as well. They will last even longer, about 2 months or more. It just doesn’t seem to matter if the dough is fresh, two weeks old or frozen, it is all great!

When you want to use the frozen dough, just take it out of the freezer and let it sit over night in the refrigerator, then use it as the recipe in the book calls for.