There is nothing tastier than biscuits. They make for such a tasty snack and treat to accompany delicious homemade food. If you have made a batch of biscuits in one go, you may have decided to freeze them to be eaten at a later date.
Freezing food is so handy and allows the delicious food you have made to last far longer than they would in the fridge or at room temperature.
Biscuits are a food that can be safely refrozen and eaten once they are reheated. This is great because it means that you do not have to worry about purchasing them fresh every time you fancy eating them.
As with anything frozen, there is always the concern that the biscuits may not taste as good as when they were fresh. Luckily there are a few techniques that will allow your biscuits to taste as good as they did when they were freshly baked.
In this article, we will be going into detail about how to reheat frozen biscuits. We will be discussing the freezing process, the best ways to cook them, and a few tips and tricks that we have up our sleeves.
We hope that you will find this article interesting!
Freezing Frozen Biscuits Correctly
Before we discuss how to reheat frozen biscuits, there are a few things you should take into consideration before you freeze them.
Biscuits are soft and fragile. Given this, they are very prone to breaking if they are not delicately handled.
We would recommend freezing biscuits separately to avoid them from becoming damaged. Although a broken biscuit will still taste good when reheated, it can be more difficult to eat if it has crumbled!
When you are freezing your biscuits place them in a freezer bag or airtight container to keep them from being affected by freezer burn.
How To Reheat Frozen Biscuits
When you are ready to defrost and reheat your biscuits you will need to take them out of the freezer. What is great about frozen biscuits is that they can be heated up straight from frozen.
While you can place them into the refrigerator to defrost slowly, heating them from frozen is a much simpler process. In addition to this, your biscuits will be less likely to have a soggy bottom - no one likes a soggy bottom!
There are two main ways to reheat frozen biscuits, in the oven and the microwave. We will be covering how to use both of these methods.
First of all, let’s talk about reheating biscuits in the oven. This is by far the preferred method for most people. It tends to give your biscuits a fresher and nicer taste overall.
Reheating them in the oven is such a simple process. To cook your biscuits to perfection all you will need to do is use the following steps:
Step 1 - Preheating Your Oven
Before you reheat the biscuits you should always preheat the oven. This will help allow your oven to reach the correct temperature and cook your biscuits evenly and thoroughly.
You will want to preheat your oven at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 10 minutes.
Step 2 - Prepping Your Biscuits
While your oven is preheating, place your frozen biscuits on a baking sheet. You can use parchment paper to line the sheet to stop the biscuits from sticking once cooked.
Step 3 - Cooking Your Biscuits
Once the oven has preheated, pop your biscuits in to cook. You will want to leave them in the oven for around 5-7 minutes.
Before you take them out of the oven ensure that they are reheated thoroughly.
Step 4 - Add Butter And Enjoy
Once you have taken the reheated biscuits out of the oven, we would recommend brushing a thin layer of butter onto the top of each biscuit. While you do not have to do this, it will add to the overall flavor.
Once you have done this your biscuits are ready to be served and enjoyed.
If you are short on time, you can place your frozen biscuits in the microwave. While they may not taste as good as in the oven, they will still be tasty.
The main thing that you need to remember when cooking biscuits in the microwave is to not overcook them. They can quickly become hard and dry. There are a few ways you can combat this, however.
Here is how to cook them in the microwave:
Step 1 - Damp Paper
Before you place your frozen biscuits into the microwave you will want to lightly damp a paper towel. Once you have done this wrap each biscuit in a damp paper towel.
This will help to keep the biscuit moist and will help to prevent them from drying out during the reheating process.
Step 2 - Cooking The Biscuits
You will want to cook each biscuit individually. This will help them to cook evenly and thoroughly. It is also a quicker method.
Place the wrapped biscuit into the microwave on a microwave-safe plate for around 30 seconds on medium heat.
Step 3 - Checking Your Biscuits
If your biscuits are not fully cooked after 30 seconds, you can place them into the microwave for another 20 to thirty seconds.
Before you take them out of the microwave ensure that the biscuits are piping hot.
Step 4 - Adding Butter
Again, you can add a thin layer of butter to the top of your biscuits once they are cooked to give them an added taste.
You are then ready to serve and enjoy eating them!
We hope that you found this article helpful. As you can see, reheating frozen biscuits is so easy, you do not even have to wait for them to defrost before cooking.
Always remember to keep a close eye on them as they are cooking to help prevent them from overcooking or becoming too dry. Don’t forget to add some butter to your biscuits after they have cooked to make them extra tasty!