Is it possible to freeze the short pastry for future use
Can. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and in the freezer. You can store it for a long time, when necessary, defrost and cook any pastry. I always do this, it saves a lot of time.
Shortbread dough freezes well. In the shop now different manufacturers are sold a test in the package. If you bake a shortbread cookie, cake on a cake, start a dough, a lot, and time is short, then you can wrap the dough with a food film or just pack it in a freezer in the freezer. Shortbread to store course the weather does not need, but a couple of months completely.
How to store shortbread?
It does not suffer a temperature of both the refrigerator and the freezer.
If you wrap the dough in a food film (if notfilm, as an option will come clean thin towel), then you can freeze it without any particular consequences for the test itself. Keep in the refrigerator is no more than 3-4 days, but in frozen form, short pastry can lie much longer, a month or two is quite normal.
So you can prepare the dough in advance for a special occasion or a holiday and then have less care for one.
There is even an opinion that the short dough should be frozen, then the cookies and other pastries are more friable.
Often I freeze short and bulk dough, according toThe reason is that I usually do a lot, but I can not use everything entirely at a time, as baking from it is too high in calories. Frost never affected the quality of the test. After defrosting, the dough also comes back to normal and can be used for its intended purpose.
It will seem strange, but a short dough, thisone of the few products that, after defrosting, does not lose its qualities at all, and therefore the product prepared from the defrosted sandwich after a month, will not be different from fresh. And for this very reason, freezing is the most effective means of storing a short-dough.
Chilled short pastry can be stored for up to five days. But if you freeze it, then its shelf life easily rises and up to three months, and even more.
To prepare for cooling or freezing,Shortbread should be divided into portions, wrapped tightly in a food film (or put in a new polyethylene bag) and put away for storage. Longer than sand, can only be stored unleavened and biscuit dough - up to six months.