Can You Freeze Bread Dough? (Yes! And Here's How)

home made pizza dough
We're all short of time, aren't we? If you've been wanting to make your own bread but just haven't found the time, this article is for you.

Freshly baked bread often seems beyond us, when bought bread is so convenient. But, with a little help from your freezer, I have a most excellent time-saving tip that will help you to fit bread-making into your busy schedule.

Baking From A New Place

yummy breadIt's been a while. But that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of you. Sometimes life with three little ones gets a bit overwhelming and I don't take time to write (I don't even take time to bake, and then I *whispers* buy bread - shhhh, don't tell anyone).

Even though I've been so quiet online, it has been lovely to continue to receive messages from readers, with questions, success stories, mouthwatering photos of bread and sometimes, just to ask if I'm ok.

Dough-Sticks and Love-Butterflies

Dough-sticks
It was a week in which my husband issued a challenge, my children were quite creative, spring sprung (please say it has, at last?) and I made a new version of the famous* dough-balls.
*It's still my most-read post.

Is it really possible to make Fresh Bread In 20 Minutes?

And what exactly is a love-butterfly?!

What I Learnt About Turkish Bread This Week

Turkish bread This week Mr P and I went on a date. It does happen, you know, occasionally, when we make the effort.

I must confess, we were heading to a different restaurant (best not mention that, eh? In case the other restaurateur feels put out to be the second choice). Alas, the first place was closed so our date (which was going to be Indian) came over all Turkish and we arrived at Lezzet Restaurant and decided to give it a go.

Hot Dog Rolls, Rude Burgers and Mothers' Day

homemade hot dog rolls
Today I bring you hot dogs. Or, more precisely, bread rolls for hot dogs. The sausage bit is conspicuously absent because we ate them. All. Veryfast. Which is a testimony both to their deliciousness and to my hectic teatime regime.

When I made these, last night, it was worse than usual because my daughter had a friend round and the pressure was on to chop salad and serve food before the play-date was over.

Also, my frankfurters had frozen together in a big lump and wouldn't quite fit in the pan. Oh the stress(!)

Other People's Baking and Gratuitous Tulips

tulipsI have to dedicate this article to Other People's Baking and gratuitous tulips.

Here I share a recipe that isn't mine, some baking that isn't mine and the aforementioned tulips.

I also might have a forum-based development to share with you...

Firstly, the recipe that isn't mine.

Tortillas for Chilli

flour tortillas homemade fajitas
Leftover chilli con carne (or, actually, sin carne, since it was made with Quorn mince but that's another story) is a wonderful thing. Served with rice yesterday, baked potatoes tomorrow and today; fajita-style with some ridiculously simple flour tortillas that I rustled up between creating a muddy building site with playdough, making Darth Vader out of Fimo* and reading the last three chapters of our book together on the sofa. As bread-products go, this is a quick one.
*See below.

It's another of those Baking Mad recipes (and they didn't even ask me this time!) but, I must admit, it turned out so sloppy that I had to add waaaaay more flour to make the dough workable. I'll put my version of the recipe below. My recipe includes a proportion of liquid that worked for me and, also, (importantly, I feel) no oiling of clingfilm.