Everyone loves smelling *and eating* fresh-baked biscuits straight out the oven! However, it’s not always manageable to take the time and effort to prepare a new batch, isn’t that right? No problems there! With a little ingenuity, you can reheat cooled or even frozen biscuits and they will taste very close to their original glory.
Here are the 4 best ways to reheat biscuits…
To begin with, just wrap your leftover biscuits in aluminum foil to preserve their qualities and store them in the fridge inside a sealed plastic container, where they’ll remain good for about a week; you can also freeze them to preserve them for a much longer time.
When it’s time to finish what you started and enjoy your tasty treats, you then use various appliances to reheat your biscuits and you’ll get excellent results provided you adjust the procedure slightly; no need for guessing either, as we shall now dispense our best and most practical advice on this matter.
#1 – Reheat in a pan
Since everyone is bound to have a pan somewhere in their kitchen, let’s start by detailing the small tricks you should rely on to make this method work like a charm.
First and foremost, you need to make sure you put the stove on the lowest setting, in order to keep the pan from overheating and burning your biscuits! Do not try to rush this process or you will likely ruin your delicious treats. In life as in biscuits, good things come to those who know how to wait.
The second trick you should rely on to make the pan method work is to keep your biscuits wrapped in tin foil as you heat them. This will allow them to warm up evenly and keep the crust from getting too hard.
Keeping the above in mind, you just have to flip the biscuits every other minute or so until they start smelling nice and done. This will usually take 3 to 6 minutes depending on the storage temperature.
#2 – Reheat in the microwave
Another simple and practical method to reheat your biscuits back into great taste is to rely on your trusted microwave to get the job done. In this case, you don’t want to keep the goods wrapped in aluminum foil, since it might cause sparks to fly off!
Instead, for this method you want to fully wrap your frozen biscuits in a damp towel to achieve the best possible results. Additionally, you want to put the towel-wrapped cookies inside a container to create a suitable environment that will warm your treats evenly. Place the lid over the container but do not seal it shut, or it could pop; 4 minutes in the highest setting should do the trick, although you may want to experiment to find the perfect timing – this will vary depending on the power of your microwave.
The reasoning behind this trick is the humidity in the towel will be reabsorbed by the biscuits as they re-heat, keeping them from getting hard and rubbery as they might otherwise.
Simple, effective, and no one will guess you used your microwave when they see the results!
#3 – Reheat in an oven
If you’re looking to take your biscuits on a journey back to their origins while reheating them, there is no better way than to just use the oven to work some warm-up magic! To this effect, you don’t have to unwrap your biscuits from the aluminum foil since this material is fully oven-friendly.
What you must do however, is to make sure to preheat the oven to ensure a consistent and thorough re-heating process; about 350°F should do the trick. When the oven is nice and warm, just place your biscuits in a baking tray while making sure they do not touch each other to reduce the odds of unwanted burning.
The entire process should take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the storage temperature; you can easily know when your biscuits reach the right point by simply paying attention to the smell coming from the oven: when it smells like fresh-baked cookies and you start salivating heavily, they’re once again ready for action!
#4 – Reheat in a toaster oven
Using a toaster oven to reheat your biscuits is essentially the same as using the oven, and the same tricks should be used: start by pre-heating your toaster oven to 350F, and place the biscuits inside without unwrapping them from the aluminum foil you used for storage. Make sure there’s a little free room between your biscuits – if they touch, it’s likelier they will burn up at the point of contact.
Wait for a good 5-15 minutes while paying attention to the fragrant smells coming from the toaster oven, and your nose will let you know when those biscuits are as good as freshly baked!