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[Dec. 28th, 2006|11:35 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I made enough dough for two pizzas, and put half of it in the fridge wrapped in clingfilm. It's been rising. Why is it rising in the fridge? Doesn't it need warmth for that?

From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-29 01:08 am (UTC)
No, it will rise unless it's frozen - the warmth thing is a LIE. You can knock back the dough and let it rise again for several days if it's been in the fridge.

JudyHuxtable xxx
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2006-12-29 10:07 am (UTC)
It will rise but more slowly - I normally put the rolls for Saturday breakfast in the fridge for a slow second proving on Friday night. Dough can be frozen, wrapped in a freezer bag, though the book I just checked in says if you are going to do this you should use a bit more yeast when making up.
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[User Picture]From: juggzy
2006-12-29 12:29 pm (UTC)
I think it's just that the metabolism of yeast depends on the temperature. So it's respiring more slowly, but still respiring.
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