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How to Freeze Bread Dough

Bread & Dough

To save yourself time why not batch bake some bread dough and store it in the freezer? This is a great time saving tip when you want fresh bread without having to wait for it to prove.


  1. Step 1:

    Make your dough as per the recipe instructions and allow your dough to prove. Knock the dough back and then shape the dough either into rolls or a loaf. Freeze the dough on either a lightly greased baking tray or loaf tin.

  2. Step 2:

    Once frozen remove from the tin/tray and wrap tightly in cling film or seal in a freezer bag.

  3. Step 3:

    Date the wrapped dough and freeze. Consume the dough within 6 months.

  4. Step 4:

    When you are ready to use the dough. Remove the packaging and return your dough to an oiled baking tin/tray and cover in a damp tea towel.

  5. Step 5:

    Leave to thaw/rise in a warm environment until the dough has doubled it size and is light and puffy.

  6. Step 6:

    Be careful not to over prove. Bake your bread in an oven according to your recipe instructions.

  7. Step 7:

    You may need to bake your loaf slightly longer (by an additional 10-15 minutes)