How To Reheat Biscuits Like A Pro In 3 Ways
Do you always have a lot of biscuits getting wasted in your fridge? I do sometimes and I just can’t throw them away because it will be too wasteful. This prompted me to search for ways on how to reheat biscuits properly so they can still be enjoyed by my family.
My research has generated me not one, but three amazing ways on how I can reheat them in the oven, microwave, or stovetop. If you would like to know more, continue reading below.
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1-Reheating Biscuits in the Oven
You can reheat biscuits in two ways using an oven - wrapping them in foil or putting them into a lunch bag.
Option 1: Wrap It in a Foil
You can watch how to reheat biscuits in a foil through this video.
What You’ll Need
You may use any brand of aluminum foil that you like. Tear a piece of foil that is large enough to cover the whole base of the baking dish. To give a good wrap to the biscuits, the length of the foil must extend largely to the sides of the baking dish.
A clear baking dish is much preferred over the colored or opaque ones because it allows you to watch your food as it bakes. A great example of a clear baking dish is this one. It is dishwasher-safe and freezer-safe as well.
If you have no baking dish, you can use a cooking sheet alternatively. I usually use a cooking sheet as an alternative sometimes because it has a wider capacity and it is easy to lift.
1. Lay the aluminum foil into the baking dish
To cover the whole base of the baking dish properly, fit the aluminum foil by pressing it inside the baking dish. Make sure that the extended sides of the aluminum foil are hanging on opposite sides.
2. Place your biscuits on the aluminum foil and fold
Don’t stack the biscuits in the aluminum foil. Arrange them in rows and columns. Make sure that each side of the biscuit is touching the aluminum foil. Next, fold the sides and the ends, and wrap the biscuits loosely.
3. Put the foil-wrapped biscuits in the preheated oven
After your biscuits are securely covered with the aluminum foil, put them in the preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat them for about 10 minutes. Some biscuits might take a bit longer because of their thickness, so it’s best to check on them occasionally.
Option 2: Pop Them Into a Lunch Bag
Paper lunch bag
You may use any paper lunch bag you have at home, or you can buy these self-standing lunch bags. No matter what your choice is, just make sure that it can accommodate a number of biscuits that you’ll be reheating.
A bit of water may be needed for this process. Just a few drops of tap water from your faucet will do. The moisture from the water will make your biscuits moist again.
1. Add a bit of water into a paper lunch bag
Sprinkle a bit of water into the lunch bag. Don’t soak them wet, just a little amount to give that little dampness. You can use a spray bottle to sprinkle the water into the lunch bag or you can run it quickly under the running tap water.
2. Put the biscuits into the lunch bag
After you have dampened your paper lunch bag, you may put the biscuits inside. To close up the paper bag easily, leave a room at the top.
3. Close the bag and heat it in the preheated oven
Now that you have closed the paper bag securely, you can put it in the preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. You can let it warm for around 10 minutes or so.
2- Reheating Biscuits in the Microwave
If you’re in a pinch and you want to reheat your cold biscuits fast, using a microwave may be your best bet. This is also ideal for reheating only a few pieces of biscuits.
What You’ll Need
Dampened paper towel
Getting a chewy and spongy biscuit are the common issues in reheating biscuits in the microwave. A damp paper towel is the solution of these issues because the moisture from the paper towel will keep the biscuits moist. It will also speed up the reheating process without stiffening their texture.
Use a spray bottle to spray water into the paper towel. You may also run it fast under a tap, but don’t get it soaking wet, just get it damp.
Always use a plate that is suited for the microwave because choosing otherwise will ruin the food and the dinnerware itself. You can tell that your plate is suited for the microwave if it is labeled microwave-safe, just like this one. Obviously, a microwave-safe plate can endure the extreme heat in the microwave.
2. Cover the biscuits with a dampened paper towel
Cover the biscuits with a damp towel. Make sure that all the biscuits are fully covered. Secure the damp towel well to prevent it from going astray as it spins around the microwave.
3. Microwave the biscuits
Set the microwave on medium power and the timer on 20 seconds. Turn on the microwave and wait for the alarm to signal the end of the reheating process.
3- Reheating Biscuits on the Stovetop
If you have no microwave or oven in your kitchen, or your oven just stop working, don’t fret. You can reheat biscuits using your regular stove. With a little experiment, you can transform them into another delicious treat.
What You’ll Need
Butter or bacon grease
If you like a creamy taste on your biscuits, you may use butter to toast them in the skillet. Butter comes in different varieties- salted, unsalted, whipped, and sweet. I personally prefer the salted butter variety because it is less perishable.
If you like to be more experimental, you can also use your discarded bacon grease to toast the biscuits alternatively. They give that salty and meaty flavor that your family will surely love. However, if you like to cut down your cholesterol intake, then this may not be ideal.
Jelly or jam (optional ingredient)
If you like to pair your toasted biscuits with some sweet preserves, then jelly or jam may be a great option. You can spread it directly on top of the biscuits or you can get a separate bowl for your jelly to use it as a dipping sauce. Homemade fruit jams are much preferred over commercial jams because you can control the amount of sugar to add. You can also be safe from chemical preservatives.
Cast iron skillet
A cast iron skillet is very resilient and can give that good sear to your food. It also retains heat more efficiently as compared to other metal pans. As a result, you can get that nicely textured crust on biscuits.
Once seasoned, this skillet creates a virtual nonstick surface. Nowadays, cast iron skillets can come pre-seasoned, just like this one. However, cast iron skillets can be a bit heavy due to their thickness so handling it with both hands may be advisable.
You may use a wood or nylon spatula in flipping the biscuits on both sides. Avoid using a metal spatula because it can flake out the delicate seasoning of the pan. However, if you’re not scraping the surface of the skillet too hard, you may use a metal spatula to your satisfaction.
1. Heat the skillet
Put the stove on medium heat. Place the cast iron skillet on the stove and heat it for around 10 minutes. You may rotate it once in a while. This process can help the skillet to heat more evenly.
2. Melt the butter
Next, put butter into the skillet. When melting the butter, make sure that you watch it carefully to avoid it from getting burn. Stir the butter around with a spatula to coat the whole skillet.
3. Toast the biscuits (cut in half) into the pan
When you see that your butter is fully melted, toss the half-cut biscuits into the pan. Make sure that you coat the sides of the biscuits with butter. Cook until they’re toasted. Use a spatula to flip over the biscuit to toast the other side. Cook until golden brown.
4. Serve with your favorite preserves
After the biscuits are toasted, transfer them to a clean plate and serve hot. If you like to add an exciting twist to your toasted biscuits, you may serve them with jelly or jam. You may also serve it together with bacon for that perfect breakfast meal.
Some Helpful Pro Tips
Preheat the oven for even cooking
If you want to prevent uneven cooking, preheating the oven may be essential. In this article, preheating the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit is highly suggested. You can wait for around 10 minutes to check if your oven has reached the desired temperature.
For older ovens, you may rely on a reliable thermometer to determine the temperature because most of them have no indicators that inform you when they have reached the desired temperature. Just put the thermometer inside the thermometer to determine the temperature.
Open foil half through heating
Copykat.Com suggests opening the foil half through heating if you want your biscuits to be crispy. If you’re reheating your biscuits for 10 minutes, you can get back to the biscuits in the 5- minute mark to open the foil slightly.
Spritz the biscuits with water
Celebrity cook Rachel Ray suggests spritzing the biscuits with water when reheating them in the oven. The moisture from the water will moisten the biscuits like they were before. This will make the reheating process faster without hardening the biscuits too much.
Reheat Your Cold Biscuits Today
Have you decided which of the methods on how to reheat biscuits best suit your preference? This list is very important to me because it has helped me restore the goodness of my cold biscuits. If you have some cold biscuits stored in your fridge, don’t waste them away, select any of the methods shown above to reheat them back to their original taste.
If you like to experiment with some jelly, you can toast them in a skillet. If you’re reheating them in a microwave, make sure to use a microwave-safe plate. For oven users, you may use this baking dish or this free-standing paper bags.
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