It’s a good idea to freeze your bread to avoid waste, but icicle sandwiches aren’t much fun.
Have you ever had a sandwich where one slice is soggy and slipping through your fingers, while your fillings slide off the other, solid, still frozen slice?
At the very least, they tried!
Here’s how to defrost bread properly. Actually, we’ve got three different ways for you to defrost bread so you can say goodbye to any sad sandwiches.
How to Defrost Bread
Knowing how to properly freeze bread makes determining the quickest way to defrost it much easier. For the best/tastiest results, freeze it as follows:
- Before freezing any warm bread, allow it to cool to room temperature. Otherwise, when it comes time to defrost frozen bread, it may crumble and fall apart.
- Store the bread in a sealed bag. If the icy temperatures reach the bread directly, it will spoil. A bag also prevents bacteria from forming and ensures that you don’t end up with overly dry bread.
- Divide your portions into separate bags if you know you’ll only need a few slices at a time. This may also make storing an entire loaf easier.
When it comes time to defrost bread, follow these steps for the best results.
The simplest method for defrosting bread
To defrost frozen bread quickly and easily, simply remove it from the freezer and allow it to come to room temperature on its own. If you’re defrosting a whole loaf of bread, leave it in its bag for three to four hours.
If you’re in a hurry and want your BLT faster, learn how to defrost bread in the microwave.
How to Quickly Defrost Bread
The microwave is the quickest way to defrost bread. It’s also very simple. If you’re in a hurry to defrost your bread, here’s how to defrost bread quickly:
- Remove the bread from the freezer and completely wrap it in a kitchen towel.
- Place your bread on the microwave plate, being careful not to overlap the slices.
- Set the timer to 10 or 15 seconds and go.
- Less is always more, so start with short microwave bursts – you can always pop it in for a few more seconds.
To absorb any moisture, defrost bread in microwave ovens by covering it in large kitchen towels, such as Plenty The Extra Big One. This keeps the bread from becoming soggy. This will help keep your bread from becoming soggy – no one likes soggy bread.
Defrosting bread in the oven
If you want to make your house smell like a bakery for a few minutes, defrost bread in the oven. And your bread will be warm and crusty – delectable! Here’s how it’s done:
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Place your bread in the centre.
- Allow it to warm for 5 minutes before removing.
- Allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
So no more peeling soggy sandwiches from plates or watching your frozen sandwich slide off your plate, splattering tuna mayonnaise all over the carpet. Good appetite!