Frozen bread dough is an easy ingredient that I always have on hand in my kitchen. My mother introduced this kitchen hack to me about a year ago, and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. If you’re like me, you love the luxury of fresh homemade bread. However, making bread from scratch can sometimes be a messy process. I don’t know about you, but I like to keep my dirty dishes to a minimum. Although frozen bread does take some time to thaw, it is worth is if only for the taste of fresh homemade bread. If you’re looking for creative ways to use frozen bread dough, try Dollywood’s Famous Cinnamon Bread Recipe. Frozen bread dough is an easy ingredient that you will find proves very useful over time.
How to Thaw Frozen Bread
- Room Temperature Thaw
This is the easiest way to thaw frozen bread, but it does take a little patience. Spray a bread loaf pan (or glass cooking dish) with vegetable cooking spray and place the frozen bread in the pan. Cover the bread with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking oil as well. Allow to dough to rise in a warm place for about 6 hours before baking.
- Quick Thawing Method
LIke the previous method, spray a bread loaf pan and cover the bread loaf with plastic wrap. However, place the pan in an oven and set the oven to 175°F. Once your oven has reached 175°F, TURN THE OVEN OFF! Allow the frozen dough to rise naturally in the oven for about 2 hours.
- Overnight Thawing Method
Prep the bread loaf pan like in the previous methods. However, place the frozen bread loaf in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. This process take anywhere from 8-16 hours.
Once the bread has thawed, it will naturally start to rise on its own. When the bread has reached a height of about 1″ above the pan, it’s ready to bake in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. When the oven has reached this temperature, bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool slightly. Serve alongside your favorite soup dish or simply cover with softened butter for that homemade comfort. Stay Fabulous!