Thawing frozen flour
I do some basic baking, like pizza doughs and corn bread. I know whole grain flours need to be frozen after opened if you're not gonna use them fairly quickly.
But, you're supposed to bring them back to room temperature before using. I assume this is so the dough you make won't be too cold and will rise well enough?
The thing is, when I take the flour out of the freezer, it seems to take forever for it to come back to room temperature. Even though I'm spooning out the amount I need and just trying to let that smaller amount thaw.
I tried microwaving the flour, but the resulting dough made out of the flour rose a lot more than usual and kind of messed up the bread I made.
What happened was the dough rose so much and was still really wet. More wet than usual. So I had to add what was too much dry flour so I could get a dough I could work with. The flour I added made the bread too bland, e.g., you couldn't taste the salt or sugar in the bread. And the extra flour maybe made the dough dense.
Anyway, anybody have a fast way for bringing frozen flour back to room temperature?
What I may have down wrong with the microwave is just left the flour in there too long, it got too warm, and so the dough rose too much. But I'd like to hear from people who've maybe done this successfully before I spend too much time experimenting.