When you think Sous Vide, I bet the first thing to come to mind is not pizza dough, right?! If pizza dough in a water bath sounds kind of nerdy, you’re right! It is-and we love it!
Sous vide will quickly become your best friend in the case of this pizza emergency...Frozen Pizza Dough!! Here is the scenario: that legendary 72-hour pizza dough you made last week is in the freezer and your guests are arriving in 2 hours. Shut the front door! That dough will defrost at room temperature in about 5-8 hours. Not going to work!
Don’t stress-we have your back. We are going to sous vide your frozen pizza dough back to life, fast-track! Pull out your immersion circulator, Anova, or whatever brand you have and set the dial between 80-85 F to warm up the bath. Make sure your dough is protected in a waterproof container and place it in the bath. Less than two hours later your dough will be good to go - super pliable and ready to stretch!
Get yourself a sous vide machine and get your pizza party back on schedule! Emergency eliminated.
1 Frozen Pizza Dough
1. Place your immersion circulator in a water bath and set temperature between 75-85 F.
2. Place dough in water bath, be certain dough is protected from water. Sous vide dough for 90-120 minutes. Remove and stretch it out!