Is my thawed (once frozen) pizza dough dead?
Two weeks ago I made Ken Forkish's straight yeast pizza dough,enough for two pizzas. We used half of it that night and froze the other half. I took it out of the frig at 9 pm last night and it thawed overnight. I pulled it out of the frig at 9 am and set it on the counter to warm up. It doesn't seem to show many signs of life i.e. rising or bubbles. It is now 2 pm so it has been at room temp (70 degrees) for five hours. Should I consider this dough dead or is it still viable? FYI the recipe only calls for 1/8 instant yeast for 500 grams of dough and it rests overnight,so there's not a lot of yeast in it. Is there anything that can be done to it at this point or is it meant for the garbage bin?
Anyway,if anyone has any comments I would be appreciative. Thanks so much in advance.