Life Hack: How To Reheat Baked Food Correctly

The most delicious pastries are those fresh from the oven. But it's not always possible to eat all the rolls, muffins, or tarts while they are fresh. Whether you cook a lot on purpose or have unexpected leftovers, reheating baked goods correctly is a useful skill that everyone will need. Our tips will help you "freshen up" yesterday's baked goods. 

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How to reheat baked goods in the microwave

Life Hack: How To Reheat Baked Food Correctly

Muffins can be heated in the microwave.

The microwave oven is great for heating soft baked goods such as muffins, tortillas, pies, biscuits, and fruit pies. It turns moisture in garments into steam, softening and moisturizing them when heated.

Turn power to 50% and heat baked goods in short periods, 8-10 seconds at a time, until they are warm to your liking. Microwave heating is uneven, so let the items rest for a couple of minutes to redistribute heat. If you overheat baked goods, they will become dry and tasteless.

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How to preheat baked goods in the oven

Life Hack: How To Reheat Baked Food Correctly
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An oven is more suitable for heating bread.

  • Puff pastry and filo doughs, crunchy loaves of bread, puff pastry, and many other baked goods are best reheated in the oven. Most cakes and pastries can be gently reheated at 100-120 ° C
  • Pies can be reheated faster at temperatures between 150-180 ° C
  • Whole loaves of bread and baked goods can be reheated at 180 ° C for crispiness. To soften the bread, wrap it in foil and heat it at 200 ° C
  • If the baked goods are slightly dry but not suitable for the microwave oven, wrap them first in a dry paper towel and then in a damp one; then wrap in foil. Only 10-15 minutes at 200 ºС will simultaneously heat and soften the baked goods

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

Sources: Today Lifestyle