What if we told you that you can make pizza at home in a few minutes when you crave pizza, when you suddenly get hungry, or when you cannot spend a long time preparing food?
"You will prepare it ourselves and it will take only 5-10 minutes?" Let's explain to those who say: This time, we are preparing our pizzas for the freezer to eat right away. In this way, when we want a homemade pizza, we can take it out of the freezer and cook it to the table in minutes.
It's time to learn how to make pizza for the freezer, make lots of this recipe and throw it in the freezer while we have time! Prepare the ingredients, let's start by preparing a delicious pizza dough.
Necessary ingredients for ice cream pizza:
Of course, we need to bring together the right ingredients to prepare pizzas that you can put in your freezer with peace of mind. The basic materials you need are just below. Apart from these ingredients, you can choose the sausages, salami, sausages, corn, mushrooms that you can put on your pizza according to your taste. Let's just warn you from the beginning: If there are some of your favorite ingredients (such as mushrooms) that are not suitable for keeping in the freezer for a long time, it would be better to add these ingredients to your pizza when you cook it. Let's move on to the general ingredients of pizza for the freezer!
The necessary ingredients for ice cream pizza are as follows:
5 glasses of bread flour
1 tablespoon of white sugar
1 small pack of instant yeast
1/2 tablespoon of salt
1.5-2 glasses of warm water
5 tablespoons of olive oil
Tomato or tomato paste sauce, mozzarella or cheddar cheese, delicatessen products such as salami, soudjouk, sausage, corn or your favorite vegetables according to your taste.
How to make pizza for the freezer?
After you've got the ingredients together, roll up your sleeves and let's start preparing delicious pizzas to keep in the freezer. To prepare a freezer pizza, just follow these steps:
Set aside about 1 glass of flour and put the remaining 4 glasses of flour in a deep mixing bowl.
Add granulated sugar and instant yeast into it, mix the flour well and open a pool in the middle.
Add warm water, olive oil and salt into this pool and start mixing carefully from the edges to the middle.
During this process, start kneading your dough in a controlled manner by gradually adding 1 glass of flour that you set aside. Continue the kneading process on the counter.
When you have a soft dough, sprinkle some flour into the mixing bowl and take your pizza dough back into the bowl.
After sprinkling some flour on it, cover the mixing bowl with a clean cloth or stretch film and leave the dough aside for at least 30 minutes to ferment.
After the dough is leavened enough, take the dough on the lightly floured counter, and divide the dough into peas, considering the size of your freezer. (You can get large-medium or small size pizzas, respectively, by dividing it into 4-6 or 8 meringues)
Take one of the meringues on the counter and cover the others with a cloth and open the meringue on the counter, where you sprinkle flour. You can use the dough by pulling it from the edges with gentle movements like pizza masters to open it, and if you cannot make it with your hands, you can get support from the roller.
If you wish, you can shape the edges of your dough with your fingers as above at this stage and give it a thick, rustic shape.
After doing the same process for all the peas, you can apply a favorite tomato sauce on the pizza doughs you have prepared, if you do not have a tomato sauce, you can dilute the tomato paste and water and season with your favorite spices.
You can add grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese on the tomato sauce.
Then, depending on your taste, you can decorate your pizza with the ingredients you want and after completing all the processes, you can put them in your freezer for about 1-2 hours so that they do not touch each other.
You should pack the pizzas that become solid at the end of 1-2 hours with a sufficiently sized refrigerator bag or zip-lock bags in an airtight manner and place them back in the freezer without wasting any time. That's it! It will be enough to cook your pizzas waiting for you in the freezer in a controlled manner for 5-7 minutes in the 200 degree oven, which you can take out of the freezer when needed and start preheating. Bon Appetit.
What are the tricks of ice cream pizza?
Remember that you should pay attention to the size of the space you will allocate for them in your freezer while shaping your pizza. If you do not have a large space in your freezer, you can prepare smaller sized pizzas by dividing the pizza dough into smaller pies at first.
As we said at the beginning, you can put many of your favorite ingredients on your pizza before you put it in the freezer, but it will be a much healthier choice to add the ingredients that will not last long in the freezer, when you take your pizza out and cook it instead of in the freezer.
Likewise, when preparing the pizza, instead of putting too much mozzarella or cheddar cheese on it, adding a small amount of mozzarella or cheddar cheese on it when you cook it will make a more delicious pizza.
You must pack the pizzas you have prepared in a way that it is not airtight and put them in the freezer. For this, you can use ziplock bags or refrigerator bags in several layers on top of each other, and after making sure that they do not get air, you can put them in the freezer.
While storing the pizzas in the freezer, you should pack and portion each pizza separately. Remember, you should not put any product you take out of the freezer back into the freezer afterwards.
While placing your pizzas in the freezer, you should definitely note the date you made on them. So, "I wonder how long has it been over?", "I wonder if it is broken?" you don't need to worry.
There is no need to wait for the pizzas to dissolve when you want to take them out of the freezer and cook them. You can start the baking phase by placing frozen pizzas directly on the baking tray.
You can add extra cheese on your pizzas after taking them out of the freezer, and add different ingredients you like at this stage. The choice is yours.
If you prefer the lower shelves of the oven while cooking the pizzas, the dough will be cooked well, and the ingredients on top will not dry out and will be in the right consistency, keep in mind.