How To Reheat Biscuits: A Guide To Restoring Its Freshness

Biscuits, especially when they are fresh and hot, are irresistible. I am sure that many of you would agree with me when I say that it is a yummy treat that is well-loved. It is also versatile. You can eat it on your own, or pair it with anything else, even chicken or steak.

However, it should also be pointed out that biscuits are only at their best when they are hot. With this, if you are used to having leftovers, do not let them go to waste. Keep on reading and I will teach you how to reheat biscuits. It is not as difficult as it seems. No technical skills in the kitchen will be necessary!​

What You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial

As it will be mentioned below, there are various ways by which it will be possible to reheat biscuits. You can choose one depending on what is the equipment available in the kitchen or based on what you find to be easiest. The following are the materials that you will need to have:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Pan
  • Melted butter or oil
  • Microwave-safe container
  • Paper towels
  • Baking sheet
  • Baking tray
  • Stove / Microwave / Oven (Depending on the method preferred)

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Reheat Biscuits

Before you reheat biscuits, there are several things that should be taken into account. For instance, one of the most important is to determine the way it is stored. Did you just leave it in the pantry at room temperature? Did you keep it the in fridge or freezer? In this section, I will discuss the specific ways of reheating biscuits.

Reheating Biscuits In The Pan​

This may seem to be more complicated and time-consuming compared to using a kitchen appliance, but it works well because of its simplicity. This will work best if you are reheating biscuit that is straight from the cupboard.

  • Start by preparing the biscuits that will be reheated. Wrap it properly in a foil. This will prevent the biscuits from being burnt.
  • Now, get your pan ready. Preheat it. It is best to keep the heat level low, which will prevent burning and dehydration of the biscuits.
  • Once the pan is hot enough, place your wrapped biscuits in the center. Warm it for one minute. After which, turn to the other side. It will also be good to cover the pan. This will ensure consistent distribution of heat.
  • Remove from the pan and have it served the way you prefer.

If you are using this method, you can also consider glazing the pan with either oil or melted butter. This will be absorbed by the biscuit, and in the end, will make it moist and flavorful. For the biscuit to be crispier, however, you can ditch the aluminum foil when reheating.

If you are using the pan to reheat biscuits from the fridge or freezer, the steps are basically the same. The only difference is that reheating may take quite longer. This is especially true if the biscuit is frozen.​

Reheating Biscuits In The Microwave​

When you talk about household appliances, there is perhaps nothing that is as ever-present as the microwave. It can be used in more ways than one, including for reheating biscuits. The good thing is that most biscuits are able to retain their moisture, which is why heating them in the microwave will not be a problem. If the biscuit is left at room temperature, here is what you should do

  • Prepare a microwave-safe container. Wrap the biscuits in a moist towel. Take note that it should be moist, but not soaked.
  • Put the biscuits in the container. Place the lid on the top of the container, but do not lock it.
  • Reheat the biscuits for about three minutes under medium setting.
  • Take out the biscuit from the container and the paper towel. Serve and enjoy while it is hot.

If the biscuit is refrigerated or frozen, the same steps should be followed. One thing that is different, however, is that you should choose the highest heat setting. Also, it will be heated for four minutes. Check the biscuits and if they still do not seem to be hot, reheat it for a longer time.

Here is a short video that shows some microwave hacks that will prove to be useful beyond just reheating biscuits:​

Reheating Biscuits In The Oven

Like the microwave, the oven is another useful appliance to have in the kitchen, as it can be used in different culinary applications. If you will use it to reheat biscuit that has been left at room temperature, on the other hand, here is what you should do:

  • Start by preparing the biscuits that will be heated. Cover the baking tray with a baking sheet. Also, do not forget to glaze it with butter or olive oil, which will be helpful in retaining moisture.
  • Line the biscuits on the tray, similar to what you would do when baking them. See to it that there is more than enough room between each. Do not stack the biscuits on top of each other. Proper positioning is important to make sure that they will be consistently heated.
  • While you are preparing the biscuits, the oven should already be preheated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the baking pan in the oven and reheat for about six minutes. Reheat for a minute or two more if the biscuits are not yet hot as desired.
  • Take out the baking tray, serve, and enjoy!

Pro Tips

Aside from following the steps mentioned above on reheating biscuits, here are some tips that you should know:

  • Right storage is the key to make sure that biscuits will taste great even after they are reheated. Keep it out from heat, sunlight, and humidity. It should not be stored next to any other item that comes with a strong odor.
  • If the biscuit has been stored for a time that is too long, ditch it. If it is left in the pantry, you can reheat it only within two to three days.
  • Always rotate the biscuit. This is especially true when reheating in the pan. This will make sure that heat will be distributed evenly. If not, only one portion will be hot and there is a tendency to have burnt spots.
  • You might also want to consider spritzing the biscuit with water before you heat it with any method that is preferred. This will be an effective way to keep it moist.

Conclusion

From the discussions above on how to reheat biscuits, I hope that you were able to learn a thing or two. You can choose from using the stove, microwave, or oven, depending on what is available. All of these methods are good for biscuits left at room temperature, as well as for those that have been refrigerated and frozen.

Did you enjoy reading this post? Have you tried reheating biscuits before? Are there other tips you have to share? Feel free to leave a comment below.

Chidinma
 

Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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