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How To Reheat Your Baked Biscuits And Keep It Fresh

Truth be told, nothing really beats freshly made biscuits straight from the oven. All those sumptuous flavors just bursting in your mouth as they used to when you were a kid thatyou simply can’t grow out of.

Unfortunately, most people don’t have the time to make a fresh batch of biscuit every single day, or even twice a week, for that matter. Here are a few easy tricks on how you can try to reheat your biscuits and have them as fresh and as delicious as when you bought them.

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Storage Matters

The way you keep store your biscuits before reheating them is very important. You can either keep them in a container in your cupboard, in the fridge or even in the freezer.

Cupboard

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When you store your biscuits in a cupboard, they would normally last for about threedays, maybe even up to five days if they are stored really well in an airtight container.

The more you open your container, the more air comes in which greatly affects the freshness of your biscuits. Try to keep them fresh either storing them in individual ziplock freezer bags or in separate airtight containers you will only open perserving.

It is important to remember that storing food in a cupboard, especially biscuits, requires a cool, dry temperature. Do not store your biscuits in your cupboard if it gets quite humid in your house because it will only degrade your food faster and may spoil even before your get the chance to reheat them.

Cupboard storage does not apply to unbaked biscuits. Unbaked biscuits tend to show signs of spoilage within 24 hours, so always freeze or store them in a refrigerator,depending on when you are planning to eat them.

Reheating your biscuits from the cupboard:

1. Reheating your biscuits in a pan from the cupboard

Method 1: Heat your pan before placing your biscuits in.

  1. Wrap your biscuits in a foil, place them in the pan and cover.
  2. You want the heat to be equally distributed so make sure you cover your pan.
  3. Keep the heat on low as you don’t want your biscuits to be dehydrated.
  4. Keep your biscuits in the pan for about one minute, then flip it to make sure both sides gets heated well, otherwise your cookies might end up a bit toasted.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve.

Method 2: Glaze your biscuits with a little bit of butter or olive oil.

  1. Only use a nonstick pan for this method. You should use the cast-iron pan if you have one.
  2. Keep the heat on low.
  3. Flip your cookies every 15 seconds or so, for about two minutes to make sure your cookies are getting heated thoroughly but without getting toasted.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve.

2. Reheating your cupboard-stored biscuits in the microwave

  1. Wrap your biscuits in a moist towel and place them in a microwavable container with a lid. Make sure the towel is wet enough to the touch, but not dripping wet.
  2. Make sure both sides of your biscuits are against the towel so they can absorb extramoisture as the microwave can be a bit dehydrating to the biscuits. This will helpyour biscuits retain moisture.
  3. Place the lid of the container on top without locking it, as locked containers might explode when placed in the microwave.
  4. Reheat your biscuits in the microwave under the medium heat settings for two minutes.
  5. Unwrap your biscuits and they are ready to serve.

3. Reheating your cupboard-stored biscuits in an oven

  1. Line your baking tray with baking sheet and lightly glaze with either olive oil or butter.
  2. Place your biscuits on the tray as you would when baking, to make sure they have enough room.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  4. Reheat in the oven for about three minutes.
  5. Take out and you are ready to serve.

Fridge

Storing them in the fridge is another great option to store your biscuits. It ensures that your biscuits will be kept in a cool, consistent temperature that cupboard storage can’t give you.

Remember to store your biscuits in an airtight container, because contrary toother people’s habits of storing food in the fridge and just keeping them on a bowl or aplate, you don’t want all your food to absorb each other’s smell.

Have you ever tasted anything from the fridge and thought it tastes like a fridge? That’s what happens whenyou keep all those food in your refrigerator unsealed.

If your biscuits have not been baked yet, you can only store them in the fridge for about a day or two. It is still better than to store them in your fridge as compared to yourcupboard but the once mixed with water, the dough in your biscuits needs to be cooked,otherwise, it will just spoil.

Reheating your biscuits from the fridge is very similar to reheating from the cupboard.The main difference, of course, is the amount of heat you will be needing to achieve the same results.

1. Reheating your biscuits in a pan from the fridge.

Method 1:

  1. Heat your pan before placing your biscuits in.
  2. Since refrigerated biscuits are cooler compared to your cupboard biscuits, glazelightly with either olive oil or butter before wrapping your biscuits in a foil. This will generate extra heat inside the foil and also prevent your biscuits from over drying.
  3. Place your foil-wrapped biscuits in the pan and cover, to ensure an even distributionof heat.
  4. Keep the heat on low to make sure your biscuits will be reheated but not dried.
  5. Keep your biscuits in the pan for about one minute, then flip it to make sure both sides gets heated well.
  6. Flip your biscuits again for another 30 seconds on both sides.
  7. Remove from the heat, unwrap and serve.

Method 2:

  1. Glaze your biscuits with a little bit of butter or olive oil.
  2. Only use a non-stick pan for this method.
  3. Keep the heat on low.
  4. Flip your cookies every 15 seconds or so, for about three minutes to make sure yourcookies are getting heated thoroughly but without getting toasted.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve.

2. Reheating your biscuits in the microwave from the fridge:

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Biscuits retain most of moisture once they are stored in the fridge and they are a lot easier to heat in the microwave. You can choose to follow the microwave process wehave used for cupboard kept biscuits or you can just try this one:

  1. Lightly glaze your biscuits with either butter or olive oil.
  2. Place your biscuits in a microwavable container with a lid.
  3. Place the lid of the container on top without locking it.
  4. Reheat your biscuits in the microwave under the medium heat settings for threeminutes.
  5. Unwrap your biscuits and they are ready to serve.

3. Reheating your refrigerated biscuits in an oven:

This method is also very similar to reheating biscuits stored in your cupboard. You will just need more time reheating them.

  1. Line your baking tray with baking sheet and lightly glaze with either olive oil or butter.
  2. Place your biscuits on the tray as you would when baking, to make sure they have enough room.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  4. Reheat in the oven for about six to eight minutes.
  5. Take out and you are ready to serve.

Freezer

The best way to store your biscuits is in the freezer. Freezing biscuits locks them in the state they are currently in, which leaves them fresher and extends their shelf life further.

The only real concern with freezing biscuits is getting them out and preparing them for reheating, since biscuits tend to be fragile and prone to breaking once frozen and I really don’t want to serve broken biscuits.

I prefer wrapping them individually, either witha foil or cling wraps, to make sure I can take them out separately and easily.

I am not very fond of wrapping my biscuits in dish towels or wax paper as I have had several concerns getting them off my biscuits.

Once the wax paper or dish towel absorbs moisture from the biscuits, they will break off easily and make it hard to remove them from your biscuits. This only applies to freezing since dish towels and wax papersare very useful in the reheating process.

Reheating your biscuits from the freezer is a bit trickier but the resulting biscuits are somuch fresher

1. Reheating your biscuits in a pan from the freezer

Method 1:

  1. Heat your pan before placing your biscuits in.
  2. Wrap your biscuits in a foil, place them in the pan and cover. If you have wrapped them in foil before freezing, you can just place them as is on the pan. You want the heat to be equally distributed so make sure you cover your pan.
  3. Keep the heat on low as you don’t want your biscuits to be dehydrated.
  4. Keep your biscuits in the pan for about one minute, then flip it to make sure both sides gets heated well, otherwise your cookies might end up a bit toasted.
  5. Repeat this process about three times to make sure your biscuits are thoroughly heated since there will be ice inside that needs to be thawed. Do not keep on one side too long or you might end up burning that side.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve.

Method 2:

  1. Glaze your biscuits with a little bit of butter or olive oil.
  2. Only use a non-stick pan for this method.
  3. Keep the heat on low.
  4. Flip your cookies every 15 seconds or so, for about two minutes to make sure your cookies are getting heated thoroughly but without getting toasted.
  5. Repeat the flipping process about three times to make sure you don’t burn it.
  6. Flipping will make sure you heat your biscuits to the core but without burning it.
  7. Remove from heat and serve.

2. Reheating your biscuits in the microwave

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While moisture is retained during the freezing process, you will have to microwave your frozen biscuits in higher heat which can result to drying.

  1. Wrap your biscuits in a moist towel and place them in a microwavable container with a lid. Remember to make sure the towel is wet enough to the touch, but not dripping wet.
  2. Make sure both sides of your biscuits are in contact with the towel so they can absorb extra moisture.
  3. Place the lid of the container on top without locking it.
  4. Reheat your biscuits in the microwave under the high heat settings for four minutesminutes.
  5. Unwrap your biscuits and they are ready to serve.

3. Reheating your biscuits in an oven

  1. Line your baking tray with baking sheet and lightly glaze with either olive oil or butter.
  2. Place your biscuits on the tray as you would when baking, to make sure they haveenough room.
  3. Since frozen biscuits are more difficult to heat, place another baking sheet on top of your lined biscuits and place a baking tray ontop. This will heat your biscuits better on both sides.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  5. Reheat in the oven for about fifteen minutes.
  6. Take out and you are ready to serve. Remember that reheating your biscuits can only be done once, so make sure you store them well and reheat only when you are ready to eat them.

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Paula Hughes
 

I’m Paula, and I’m absolutely in love with food blogs. I’m a foodie at heart but being the mother of two small boys, it’s not always easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way.

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Lita Watson - June 11, 2017

I suggest spritzing the biscuits with water when reheating them in the oven since the moisture from the water will moisten the biscuits like they were before.

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