Some foods can be served right out of the refrigerator, cold and all. Biscuits are not one of them. You may be asking the question “Can you reheat biscuits at all?” to which I answer you: Absolutely! For a day-old (or longer) biscuit to taste great, there are a couple of reheating methods to follow.
The closest way to restore your biscuits to their original glory is with an oven. Preheat to 350° Fahrenheit, lay biscuits on a parchment paper covered baking sheet, bake for about 5 minutes, and then serve them again like new!
Reheating in a Microwave
If you don’t have the time (or the energy) to reheat your biscuits in an oven, no worries! You can reheat them in a microwave too. There are just a few simple steps to follow.
- First, you’ll want to make sure to find a microwave-safe dish or plate. It will help if it is a bowl or glass dish because you can retain more moisture that way.
- Next, wrap each biscuit in a damp paper towel. Anywhere that the biscuit is not covered has the potential to become hard and chewy. Wrap thoroughly!
- Last, heat the biscuits for 1 minute or less. If your microwave wattage is less than 1,000, you may want to add 15-30 seconds.
What to Expect
A biscuit heated in the microwave will usually not match the quality of one reheated in the oven, but you’ll save yourself a great deal of time. Reheating biscuits in the microwave can still give you that soft, buttery flavor you’re looking for as long as you do it right!
If you forget to wrap the biscuits in damp paper towels, you should expect very chewy, dry-tasting biscuits. However, if you prioritize keeping your moisture, you’ve got the potential to heat and serve biscuits everyone will enjoy.
Reheating in an Oven
Reheating the biscuits in the oven is the best and surest way to restore your biscuits to what they once were. Just follow these simple instructions!
- First, you’ll need to preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Wait for it to be completely ready to put in the little biscuits.
- Second, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. This prevents them from sticking and burning on the bottom.
- Next, lay your biscuits on the baking sheet, making sure to space them out by about an inch. They aren’t likely to expand much when heating a second time, but it’s good to be safe. You wouldn’t want your biscuits all melding together!
- Last, you’ll want to bake them for about 5 minutes. If you ignore step one and put them in before the oven has preheated, bake the biscuits for 7-8 minutes.
What to Expect
Oven-baked biscuits will look, taste, smell, and feel almost exactly like freshly-baked biscuits. They will keep that softness, the same buttery flavor, and they’ll trick anyone into thinking you just pulled them out of the oven – for the first time!
If you’re curious about how to keep biscuits warm after this reheating process, consider heating the biscuits in a glass oven-safe dish and covering it with aluminum foil after taking it out of the oven. Keeping the biscuits warm will be a breeze!
Reheating in a Toaster Oven
A toaster oven is similar to your usual oven, and it can give the same effect as an oven. The biggest thing to watch out for is the time difference and how dry your biscuits may get if you don’t protect them properly.
- First, preheat the toaster oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Second, cover your toaster oven’s small pan with parchment paper.
- Next, lay your biscuits on the baking sheet, making sure to space them out by about half an inch.
- Then, if you want to preserve the moisture and flavor, brush or spread a little bit of butter on each biscuit.
- Last, bake the biscuits for about 3 minutes. If they’ve been in the refrigerator, double the amount of time.
What to Expect
A toaster oven biscuit tastes very similar to an oven biscuit but cooks slightly faster. However, the time you save with heating may be reclaimed by the amount of effort you put into buttering each biscuit.
Are you a master butter-er? Are you a college student and only have access to a toaster oven? Then you should use this method. If not, the oven is probably your best bet.
Reheating Frozen Biscuits
Reheating biscuits that have been frozen is a similar process to reheating on-the-counter or refrigerated biscuits. Plus, if you’re wondering how to keep biscuits fresh, freezing can be a great option.
When heating after freezing, make sure you heed the extended bake time. Otherwise, you’ll be biting into a hockey puck.
- If you’re microwaving, make sure the towel is damper and heat for two minutes on half power. From there, heat in 30-second increments until warm.
- If you’re using the oven, follow the same instructions mentioned above, but triple the baking time to about 15 minutes.
- If you’re using the toaster oven, follow the same instructions mentioned above, but bake for about 15 minutes.
What to Expect
If you’re wondering how to keep biscuits fresh for longer, freezing is a great option. It has the potential to keep biscuits fresh for weeks or even months (yes, months!), which can greatly cut down on the amount of time you spend in the kitchen. When storing your biscuits in the freezer, you have to make sure you follow a few simple steps. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a solid-frozen, inedible biscuit brick.
How Do You Store Biscuits?
Storing biscuits in the freezer is the best method for storing biscuits. If you’re trying to figure out how to store biscuits to keep them crisp, this is the trick for you. Freezing can be a meticulous process though, so make sure to follow the steps below.
- Let the biscuits cool completely.
- Then, wrap each biscuit in aluminum foil individually. If you don’t have any aluminum foil, you can also store the biscuits in a Ziploc bag.
- Lastly, make sure to date the bag so you know when you first froze them. You can reheat those biscuits for up to 2 months after freezing.
Sealed On-the-Counter Biscuits
If you’re keeping your biscuits stored on your counter, you’ll greatly reduce the amount of time it’ll take to reheat them! Unfortunately, you’ll also greatly reduce the amount of time you can keep them for.
- Cover each biscuit in aluminum foil or cling wrap. If you don’t have either available to you, you can seal them in a Ziploc bag as well.
- Then, mark the date you wrapped them for storage. On-the-counter biscuits do not keep for longer than 2 days. After that, they will be stale and no amount of perfect reheating will bring them back.
For a refrigerated biscuit, not much changes in the storing process. Follow the simple steps below for maximized freshness.
- When refrigerating, you’ll also want to cover the biscuit in aluminum foil or cling wrap. If you don’t have either available to you, you can seal them in a Ziploc bag as well.
- Then, mark the date you wrapped them for storage. You can keep biscuits in the freezer for up to 1 week.
Reheating biscuits is easy and can save a huge amount of time cooking! If you bought the biscuits out, you can reheat those the same way you would a biscuit you made from home.
However, if you’ve got a to-go box full of Red Lobster biscuits, you’ll want to reheat those slightly differently. Reheating Red Lobster Biscuits can be simple and delicious!
The most important thing to remember is proper storage, moisture, and adequate bake time are essential to a well-heated biscuit. Happy heating!