My first item to go in the freezer... Pizza dough. We eat pizza in our house about once a week and I have a hard time spending over $5 on a frozen pizza in the store. My solution we just make them and until now I've bought the ready made pizza crusts. Here's what I did:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 ½ c. very warm water
18oz. (4c.) flour
2 tbsp. olive oil
Dissolve yeast in the warm water and set aside. Meanwhile, put the flour and salt in the food processor and process briefly to mix. With the machine running, add the water-yeast mixture in a steady stream. Turn the processor off and add the oil. Pulse a few times to mix in the oil.
Turn out onto a floured surface and with lightly floured hands knead dough until smooth adding in a little more flour. Cut dough into sections and place in freezer bags. Lasts for 1 month in the freezer.
To make immediately, cover dough with a dishtowel and let rise until almost double in size, about 45 min.
To make tomorrow, line a baking sheet with a floured dish towel, place dough balls on it, and cover them with plastic wrap and let them rise in the refrigerator overnight. To use dough that has been refrigerated overnight, simply pull it out of the refrigerator about 15 min. before shaping the dough into a pizza.
*This recipe makes 2 regular size pizzas or 4 personal size.