Frozen Bread Dough

Recipe by Shannon Weber
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
YIELD: 4 loaves




  • I sprinkle the yeast on the 4 cups water and add the 1/2 cup sugar and let the yeast work.
  • In a large bowl or bread mixer mix powdered milk, 4 cups flour, salt and butter.
  • Add the yeast water and mix (you can use an electric mixer) as you keep adding flour you will need to knead by hand (or use a bread mixer) Add flour until you get a stiff dough (you might not need all of flour, it depends on the moisture content of your flour) Knead for 15 minutes and then cover with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal balls.
  • Smooth balls and place on a cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Freeze balls until firm and then transfer to freezer bags and store in freezer.
  • Recommended storage time 1 month.
  • To Bake: remove frozen dough from freezer, open freezer bag and leave dough in bag to thaw or place on a cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap to thaw.
  • It is very important to have a plastic covering over dough to thaw (dough really dries out without the plastic covering).
  • (It usually takes about 4 hours to thaw) Shape into loaves or leave round or make pizza crust or rolls or whatever you do with freezer dough.
  • Let rise until doubled (1 1/2 hours) Bake regular bread loaves at 350 for 35 minutes.
  • I like to brush the bread loaf with 1 beaten egg and return it to the oven for 5 minutes.