I'm currently in the mood to fill the freezer with more freezer meals. Been doing so since mid February this year and been loving the result (i.e. almost ready meals available even on days when I don't feel like cooking). So far, I've successfully frozen mac and cheese, seafood pizza, spring rolls with chicken and mix vegetables, chocolate chips cookie dough, chocolate banana muffin dough and curry puffs.
Will share some of the recipes later, but for now, let me share how I made the pizza and how I freeze them for later.
Pizza dough recipe adapted from here.
250 ml plain water
2 tablespoons honey
300 grams flour
150 grams bread flour
30 grams butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
15 grams sugar
8 grams yeast
Put all the ingredients in the bread maker based on the bread maker instructions. (Mine is in the above order, making sure that the salt is in one corner and the yeast is at the other corner).
Set the bread maker setting to 'dough' and press start.
When the dough cycle has finished, remove the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough accordingly, depending on how many and how big or small you want your pizza to be.
I divided the dough into 5 since the biggest zip lock bag that I have with me can only accommodate pizza of about 8 inches in diameter.
Roll out the dough into the appropriate size and place it on a lightly floured pizza/baking pan. I used baking pans for the pizza that I want to immediately bake, and cake boards for pizza that I intend to freeze. Let the dough rest for about 10 to 20 minutes to rise.
For the filling, I used:
Canned tuna flakes in oil
Red and green capsicums
Thousand island sauce
Shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or combination of both)
After the dough has rested, spread pasta sauce over the pizza base. Scatter the tuna flakes, crab-sticks, sliced capsicums and shredded cheese. Then, squirt some thousand island sauce on top.
To freeze the pizza, flash freeze the pizza in your freezer for about an hour or two (there's no need to par-bake the dough or pizza first). Once solid, remove the cake board (or baking pan) and wrap the pizza with plastic wrap. Then, insert it into a zip lock bag and freeze (freezer bag works better, but since I don't have any, I just use the zip lock bag that I bought from Ikea. Don't forget to label your freezer pizza with date prepared and the baking instructions.
To bake, preheat the oven to 200 degree Celcius. Bake the pizza (from frozen) for about 10 to 12 minutes (or longer depending on the size of your pizza).
Enjoy freshly bake pizza whenever you feels like it, yumm!!