how to reheat biscuits

Some people consider leftover biscuits inconvenient due to the numerous side effects they leave after consumption, especially a grumbling tummy. It’s key to note that most of the leftover side effects are caused by those exposed to harmful bacteria, especially due to improper storage when they cool off.

Scientifically the best way of getting rid of this bacteria is by reheating your leftover biscuits before consumption. By rightly reheating your biscuits, you are assured of getting the fresh out of oven taste, and above all, it will help you save on your budget.

Especially during the weekends, nothing can beat the fresh taste of your reheated biscuits. Nevertheless, to some people, the reheating process may be tedious. However, you don’t need to worry anymore. We got you covered with some of the most appropriate and easiest steps of how to reheat biscuits without breaking a sweat.

1. Using a Toaster Oven.

If you require to reheat a small batch of biscuits and still need them to taste as if they are freshly cooked, you will never go wrong with the toaster oven. The oven has enough space to accommodate a large batch of biscuits, and ovens can evenly redistribute their heat.

Items required:

  • A toaster oven
  • Your leftover biscuits.
  • Some butter
  • A parchment paper

Below are the steps you are required to follow when using the Toaster Oven.

Step 1.

The first step involves preheating your toaster oven to about 350 degrees.

Step2.

Splash some bits of butter on your biscuits to add some flavor and ensure that they stay moist.

Step 3.

Line your biscuits with parchment paper and place them on the toaster oven tray.

Step4.

Close the Toaster oven and let to heat for about 6 to 8 minutes depending on the room temperature

Step5.

Unwrap your biscuits and serve them while they are still hot.

Note: The reheating time is not necessarily 6 to 8 minutes; please keep checking them to ensure that they don’t become burnt or overcooked.

2. By using a microwave.

The microwave is probably the easiest and fast way of reheating your biscuits. According to numerous sites reheating your biscuits using a microwave will make them stiff and dry, but you need not be bothered because there is a simple hack for this. All you’re required to do is obtain a damp paper towel, and your biscuits won’t dry up or get stiff.

The required items include:

  • A microwave
  • Your leftover biscuits.
  • A towel.
  • Some water.

Below are the steps you are required to follow when using a microwave.

Step 1.

Ensure that each of your paper towels is a little bit wet by soaking them in water.

Note: it should not drip with water.

Step 2.

Wrap your biscuits in the towel and place them on your micro wave’s safe plate.

Note: Don’t close the plate; leave it uncovered.

Step3.

Close your microwave and set the heat to medium level; heat your biscuits for a minimum of 45 seconds to a maximum of 1 minute.

Step4.

Unwrap your biscuits and serve them while they are still warm.

Note: The microwaves mostly have uneven heat; hence you will be required to use more butter and water on the biscuits to prevent them from drying faster from the high uneven heat.

3. By using a Pan.

Using a pan is also one of the simplest ways of reheating a small batch of biscuits. Even though this method requires a little bit of your effort, it’s key to note that it’s very effective and quick, and it completely does not affect the biscuits.

The required items include:

  • A pan
  • Your leftover biscuits
  • Some bits of butter.
  • An aluminum foil.

Below are the steps followed when you’re reheating your biscuits using a pan.

Step1.

Brush each of your biscuits some butter to add moisture to them.

Step2.

Wrap each biscuit individually around a piece of your aluminum foil.

Step3.

Set your heat at a medium level and heat your pan.

Step4.

After ensuring that your pan has been adequately heated, reduce the amount of heat to low and then place your wrapped biscuits on it.

Step 5.

Heat your biscuits for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6.

Unwrap your biscuits and serve them immediately

Note: Always flip your biscuits after every 30 seconds to ensure they evenly reheat and don’t overheat. The pan also requires more patience than the other forms of reheating your biscuits, but in the end, it’s always definitely worth your time.

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4. Using an Oven.

I tend to agree with several people that reheating your biscuits in an oven is the best method so far. It is because an oven will reheat your biscuits slowly and evenly, thus maintaining its earlier rich taste. Also, on the other hand, I was never a fan of toaster ovens and microwaves. For toaster ovens, they tend to take up a huge amount of your counter space and the microwaves based on their reheating system with unevenly distributed heat.

The required items include:

  • An oven
  • The leftover biscuits
  • A baking sheet.
  • Hot pads
  • Some bits of butter.
  • Liquid fat

Below are the steps followed when reheating your biscuits using an oven.

Step1.

The first step involves preheating your oven to about 350 degrees.

Step2.

Preparation of your biscuits.

The preparation of biscuits involves:

  1. Removing your biscuits from your storage container or wrapper
  2. Coat the tops of your biscuits with some bits of the butter.
  3. Using the back of the spoon, lightly coat your biscuits with some bits of liquid to prevent them from drying in the heat.

Step 3.

Place your leftover biscuits on a baking sheet.

Note: To prevent sticking, opt for the silicon baking sheet since it’s somehow non-sticky and easy to clean up.

Step 4.

Close the oven and reheat your biscuits for about 5 to 6 minutes

Step 5.

Open the oven, and by using hot pads, remove your re-heated biscuits from the oven.

Step 6.

Add some more butter on top of the biscuits.

Note: The butter will add some shine and moisture to your biscuits.

Step 7.

Serve your biscuits right away.

5. By using a lunch bag.

Using a lunch bag is one of the easiest recommended ways, especially when you are in a hurry to leave the house.

The items required include:

  • A lunch bag.
  • An oven
  • The leftover biscuits
  • Some water.

Below are the steps followed when using a lunch bag to reheat your biscuits.

Step 1.

Heat your oven to about 350 degrees.

Step 2.

Prepare your biscuits by sprinkling them with a few drops of water to make them moist again.

Note: Do not sprinkle too much water until your biscuits become wet as you will not want to consume soaking soggy biscuits.

Step 3.

Place your biscuits in the lunch bag and ensure that you don’t put too many biscuits in the lunch bag than necessary.

Step 4.

Seal your lunch bag and place it in the oven.

Step 5.

Reheat your biscuits for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 6.

Remove your reheated biscuits from the oven, open the lunch box, and serve them immediately.

6. Using oil or butter.

For this process, you will be required to first store your biscuits in the refrigerator for a whole night. On the other hand, the type of butter or oil you use will be really up to you, but I highly recommend using unsalted butter or Olive oil ( it gives your biscuits more flavor).

The required items include:

  • A nonstick pan.
  • The leftover biscuits.
  • Unsalted butter or Olive oil.

Below are the steps followed when reheating your biscuits using oil or butter.

Step 1.

The first step involves setting your stove heat at medium level and heating your pan.

Step 2.

Ensure that your pan is adequately heated before reducing the heat before adding your butter or oil.

Step 3.

Start flipping your biscuits after every 20 minutes to ensure that they reheat evenly and also not to end up toasted.

Step 4.

After heating them for about 2 minutes, remove them from the pan and serve them immediately.

Note: If you are reheating refrigerated biscuits using this method, you will be required to give them more time to reheat.

7. Using a Slow cooker.

There is no better feeling than tearing apart a hot biscuit fresh from the oven. It’s possible to enjoy this feeling until your biscuits run out by reheating them using an instant pot, whether they are home-made or store-bought.

The required items include:

  • The leftover biscuits
  • Some melted butter
  • A slow cooker
  • Two damp kitchen towels

Below are the steps followed when using an instant pot to reheat your leftover biscuits.

Step 1.

Lay one of the damp kitchen towels on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Step 2.

Arrange your biscuits on the towel.

Step 3.

Cover the top with the other damp towel.

Step 4.

Cover the slow cooker, heat your biscuits for about 30 minutes, and then turn the settings to warm until the top towel is dry.

Note: Do not heat your biscuits on high heat, as this will make the edges touching the insert to burn.

Step 5.

Remove your biscuits and serve them hot.

8. Using an Air fryer

When reheating your biscuits using an air fryer, it’s key to note that the time will depend on the change in color of your biscuits and the sizes of their thickness and sizes. Generally, with whichever size and thickness, biscuits can approximately reheat in an air fryer for about 3 to 5 minutes maximum.

The items required:

  • An air fryer
  • A parchment paper
  • An aluminum foil.
  • The leftover biscuits.

Below are the steps followed when reheating your biscuits using an air fryer.

Step 1.

The first step involves cutting the parchment paper to fit the size of your air fryer.

Step 2.

Preheat your hair fryer to about 320F.

Step 3.

Wrap your biscuits in the aluminum foil.

Step 4.

Set your biscuits in the air fryer but with an inch length separating space between them

Step 5.

Reheat for about 3 to 5 minutes, flipping them every after 1 minute

Step 6.

Remove your biscuits and serve them immediately

9. Using an Instant Pot

Using an instant pot is another simpler and fast method of reheating your biscuits. The instant pot is more of a microwave, but it’s sub-divided so that it can reheat multiple dishes at the same time.

The items required include:

  • An instant pot
  • The leftover biscuits.

Below are the steps followed when reheating your biscuits using an instant pot.

Step 1.

Select the slow cook feature on your instant pot

Step 2.

Put your biscuits in the container inside.

Step 3.

Use the glass lid to cover your instant pot.

Step 4.

Press the keep warm button at the lower side of the pot.

Step 5.

Remove your heated biscuits and serve them immediately.

10. How to reheat frozen biscuits?

The above methods are insanely excellent when reheating your biscuits, especially those stored in the fridge and pantry. Another question that troubles many people is, what about frozen biscuits?

Below is an easier way of reheating your frozen biscuits that do not necessarily thaw them the whole night.

The required items include:

  • An oven
  • Your frozen biscuits.
  • A baking sheet with a parchment paper
  • Some bits of butter

Below are the steps for reheating your frozen biscuits.

Step 1.

The first step involves preheating your oven to about 350 degrees.

Step2.

Step two involves Lining the baking sheet with the parchment paper and placing your biscuits on top for about one inch apart.

Step3.

Close your oven and reheat your biscuits for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 4.

Remove your biscuits from the oven and brush their tops with some butter bits to add some moisture.

Step5.

Serve them while hot.

Notes:

1. It’s key to note that when biscuits become cold, they become firm because the fat used in the manufacture of biscuits becomes solid whenever the temperature drops. Thus as the temperature rises during reheating, the fat melts; therefore, the biscuits return to their former tender crumb state.

2. If you use too much heat during the reheating process, the biscuits’ edges dry out and become too tough its key to note that the whole idea is not re-baking them but rather just heating them; hence, you’re required to use middle-level heat when reheating your biscuits.

3. If you don’t serve your biscuits immediately after reheating, they tend to dry out and become hard, with only 20 minutes out in the air.

4. Do not make your paper towel too wet as this will make the biscuits wet after wrapping, thus affecting the reheating process.

5. The uneven heat in the microwave kills the tender crump of your biscuits; hence you shouldn’t heat them for too long.

Conclusion

By reading the above guide on some of the simplest ways of reheating your biscuits, you will never be perplexed on the methods of reheating your biscuits and serving them fresh, thus reducing the amount of wastage and saving on your budget.