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Can You Freeze Fathead Dough

Can You Freeze Fathead Dough

Can You Freeze Fathead Dough

You can freeze fathead dough. In fact, freezing it is a great way to keep it fresh and extend its shelf life. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in a freezer-safe bag before freezing. When you’re ready to use it, simply thaw the dough overnight in the refrigerator.

If you are interested in making a Fathead Pizza in advance and freezing it for later, I recommend rolling the finished dough and wrapping tightly with plastic wrap before placing in the fridge. Fathead dough freezes well as a ball, or you can first roll into a thinner crust, freeze it quickly, and then wrap in plastic wrap for longer-term freezer storage. If you want to freeze uncooked dough, wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap multiple times.

Place a ball of dough onto a sheet of parchment and put another sheet of parchment over it. If you do not have a rolling pin, you can use a wine bottle, a large coffee cup, or the bottom of a measuring cup to stretch your pizza dough between the 2 pieces of baking parchment paper. I would place one sheet of parchment paper on top of my dough, and then spread the dough with my rolling pin. Pull up on the parchment with a stretchy, white dough to transfer to the baking sheet or pan.

You can roll Fathead Pizza with the parchment paper between two pieces of paper to make a uniform roll and to avoid sticking it to anything. You do not want to roll the Fathead pizza dough too thin, or else your crusts edges will get browned before your choice of toppings are cooked. When it is time to bake the pizza, let Fathead pizza cook in the oven for 5-10 minutes, then add the toppings and finish cooking. Make this recipe exactly as directed, and bake straight up on an oven rack at 400F until the crust is golden brown on top.

Learn to make fathead dough

When you are ready to use, preheat the oven, take it out of the fridge (no thawing required) and bake it for 10-15 minutes at 400F. When ready to use a few of these on the keto diet, I suggest taking them out about 20 minutes before you want to bake so that they have time to thaw. Remove all wrappers from the crusts and bake them in 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, then take the crusts out of the oven and layer on whatever toppings you want. Since this post is about showing you how to make a few keto frozen treats, I am not going to get detailed about making these crusts again, but if you want the tutorial and some extra directions, check out my post on How To Make a Cheese Dough.

Below I have listed three ways that you can make keto pizza crusts using Fathead dough, along with its pros and cons. There are 4 steps you need to take in order to create the best-crispy fathead keto pizza crust recipe, no matter which recipe option you pick. Heres a video on making that dough, or you can scroll down to get a printable recipe sheet.

Fathead Dough is a low-carb, gluten-free, keto-friendly dough recipe that you can use to make your standard, crunchy Fathead Pizza crust, bagels, crackers, or even keto garlic bread with cheese. The base Fat Head Dough recipe is one of the first low-carb dishes that you should learn about in the keto diet because it is quick, easy, and can be used in so many ways. Fathead dough is basically a low-carb, gluten-free dough that you can use to make pizza, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, and more. Mine has found the softer dough to be so versatile you really can make almost everything that you could make with regular crust.

You can flatten the dough out right onto the pan you are going to be baking in, but my preferred method is to lay out my dough between two silicone baking mats. The placement will give you an even thickness to the crust, and it helps to move the dough onto the pan or onto your pizza stone.

Remove your baking sheet from the oven and pour keto pizza sauce evenly across the 29 cm/11-inch-diameter pizza, leaving 0.5 inches without sauce around the edges. Return the 29-cm/11-inch diameter pizza to the oven and bake an additional 12 minutes, until the edge is crisped and the cheese is melted. Next, flatten a fathead ball of dough using your hands, then begin rolling it out using your rolling pin to make a 29-cm/11-inch pizza.

Instead of spreading out the dough onto the pan, simply shape 8 circular dough balls and slightly flatten, or stay small and not flatten, they will be taller. Transfer the dough onto the silicone mat and pat down to form into a smooth ball/roll out between 2 pieces of baking paper into your desired shape and thickness. For single keto pizza crusts, half this recipe and form 2 single pizza crusts on a sheet of parchment paper.

Now, I will say this keto pizza is a lot easier to make than the traditional yeast-based, white-flour crust. The original recipe for mozzarella pizza dough uses almond flour, however, you can use coconut flour if you are allergic to almonds or cannot tolerate almonds. The original Fathead Pizza Crust recipe uses almond flour, however, for those who are nut-allergic, you can use coconut flour for Fathead Dough. Some recipes use extra eggs to balance out the fiber in the coconut flour, but increasing cream cheese is a better way to get a better, crisper keto pizza crust, and to avoid that eggy taste in your dough.

The Fathead recipe is the perfect balance between the chewy, bread-like texture in the center, and a crisp bottom and crust on the outside. Fathead pizza dough has quickly become a staple for keto dieters due to how EASY it is to make fathead pizza dough, not to mention that the end product is so close in texture to a true pizza.

Once you are ready to use, fully thaw your uncooked dough in the fridge overnight, then allow to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then roll it out.

How long can you freeze Fathead dough?

In order to refrigerate the fathead pizza crust, follow the pre-baking instructions. Prepare as many as you require, then store the parchment paper and crusts in a freezer stack. Wrap with foil and plastic wrap after freezing for 60 minutes. Put it in the freezer for at least 3 months.

Does Fathead pizza reheat well?

It’s really simple to reheat your leftover fathead pizza. It may be heated for half a minute in the microwave or for ten min at 300 degrees in the oven. It still tastes wonderful after being reheated in either case.