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An Awesome Guide On How To Store Biscuits In 3 Different Ways

Searching for the best way to store biscuits? Whether they’re baked or unbaked, this comprehensive guide shares some easy tricks and tips on storing your favorite treat. 

Nothing beats a toasty warm biscuit dripping with honey or butter. 

Now I’m hungry! 

You might have landed here because you’re stuck with what to do with those leftover biscuits. 

The good news is there are different ways to store biscuits: at room temperature, in the fridge, and freezer. 

And once they’re ready to be served again, revive the biscuits by popping them in your toaster oven!

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How to store biscuits

Like any other baked products or goods, biscuits are always best enjoyed fresh from the oven. 

However, in case you make more fresh biscuits than you can eat in a day or two, it’s a great move to store them immediately, so they won’t go to waste. 

But remember, perishable foods, like biscuits, that sit out all night or for more than two hours at room temperature may go bad and will likely be stale. 

Also, you should make sure to allow the hot biscuits to cool completely before putting them in a storage container. 

Without further ado, here are the three best ways to store biscuits for longer shelf life. 

How to store biscuits at room temperature

If you’re planning to store biscuits at room temperature, always keep in mind that they only last for up to two days, meaning this method isn’t suitable if you’re aiming to store them longer. 

The only downside is there’s a big chance that your biscuits will dry out before you eat them, so ensure to consume within two days before they will turn into stone. 

Here’s how to do it: 

Tools needed:

    • Biscuits
    • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, plastic bag
    • Plastic wrap

Instructions for storing biscuits at room temperature:

    1. If they’re newly baked, allow the biscuits to cool completely on the baking sheet or wire rack. For leftover or old biscuits, skip this step. 
    2. Remove them from the baking sheet and cover individual biscuits with heavy duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. 
    3. Store the biscuits at room temperature in a cool and dry place like your pantry.

Extra tip: Another option is to store the biscuits in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. 

When using a plastic bag for storing, just remove as much air as you can before sealing the bags.

How to store biscuits in the refrigerator

Refrigeration is another different storage method you can choose in case you plan to enjoy your biscuits every single day and for more than two days. 

Biscuits stored this way stay fresh for up to a week and should be eaten within this specific period, especially those with cream cheese or cheese added to them. 

Here’s how to store any biscuit in the refrigerator:

Tools needed:

    • Biscuits
    • Plastic wrap
    • Refrigerator

Instructions for storing biscuits in the fridge: 

    1. If you’ve just finished cooking or baking your biscuits, let them cool down until it reaches room temperature. If not, proceed to the next step. 
    2. Cover each biscuit with plastic wrap. This wrapping product serves as a protection of your biscuits from the air. 
    3. Once done, take the wrapped biscuits to your refrigerator.

Pro tip: Biscuits can go rancid, especially if you fail to store them properly. So before serving, check the appearance and smell of every stored biscuit. If they have an off smell or look, throw them immediately!

How to store biscuits in the freezer

Another effective method to store biscuits is by freezing them up. 

It’s your best bet if you’re planning to keep any type of biscuit for a long time, like these cheesy garlic biscuits, buttermilk biscuits, or drop biscuits.

When properly stored, you’ll be able to keep these biscuits for about three months. 

The only challenge is that the development of freezer burns on your biscuits. 

To avoid this, make sure to wrap them with plastic freezer wrap or a resealable freezer bag and remove the excess air before sliding the biscuits into the freezer.

Tools needed:

    • Biscuits
    • Freezer wrap, freezer bag
    • Freezer

Instructions for freezing biscuits:

    1. Let the biscuits cool down thoroughly if they’re freshly made. If not, skip this step. 
    2. Wrap the biscuits with plastic freezer wrap or freezer bag. Ensure to remove the excess air. 
    3. Transfer the biscuits into the freezer and eat them within three months.

Quick tip: Never thaw the frozen biscuits on your kitchen counter at normal room temperature, as this can result in moisture under the plastic, which eventually turns your biscuits into a mushy mess.

Tips on keeping biscuits fresh

After making a large number of biscuits or buying a bunch of store-bought ones, you often think that you still have several days to eat them. 

The thing is biscuits tend to get rancid pretty quickly, especially when you don’t store it correctly. 

To avoid this dilemma, here are a few tips on keeping your biscuits fresh:

  • Cool the biscuits down completely before putting them in a plastic container. This step also ensures your biscuits stay moist and not soggy. 
  • Thaw your frozen biscuits in the refrigerator, not on your kitchen counter. 
  • When wrapping biscuits with air-tight freezer bags or freezer wraps, ensure to get rid of the excess air. 
  • Biscuits with ingredients like cream cheese or cheese should be refrigerated. 
  • Don’t let your biscuits sit out for more than two hours at room temperature. If you happen to leave the baked goods out all night, throw them away.

How to tell when biscuits have gone bad

Biscuits are always best eaten fresh, but you keep them for a couple of days (or even weeks) before they become unsafe. 

Don’t keep them around longer at room temperature, as this can make them go stale, which gradually leads to spoilage. 

And take note, hard biscuits aren’t totally considered spoiled, they’re perfectly safe to eat, but they aren’t pleasant to consume. So it’s basically up to you if you throw them or not. 

Here are the obvious signs that your biscuits have gone bad:

Smell

In case you’re afraid to give your biscuits a taste test. 

One easy way to determine if they have turned rancid is by giving them a good sniff. A good biscuit doesn’t smell like anything. 

If your store-bought or homemade biscuits feature an off smell, get rid of them quickly.

Appearance

Another obvious sign that your biscuits are already bad is the presence of molds. 

Or, if you notice any signs of discoloration, this is a sure sign to let them go. 

It’s vital to check the appearance to protect the biscuits from moisture and air as these elements can increase the risk of mold growth.

How long will biscuits last

The shelf life of biscuits depends on the storage conditions and storage method you use. 

But generally, storing biscuits at room temperature should last for up to two days. 

For biscuits stored in the fridge, you’ll be able to enjoy the tasty treats for up to a week. 

Meanwhile, frozen biscuits can be eaten within three months. 

The bottom line

Remember that your biscuits’ shelf life depends on their storage condition and how they’re stored. 

You should keep biscuits stored at room temperature and away from moisture, heat, light, and air. 

If you’re planning to store them in the freezer or fridge, make sure to wrap them with a plastic wrap or Ziploc freezer bag.  

Squeeze out extra air and label them with the name and date for tracking.

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How To Store Biscuits In The Refrigerator

How To Store Biscuits In The Refrigerator

Planning to enjoy your biscuits for a couple of days? Learn how to store these tasty treats in the refrigerator!

Ingredients

  • Biscuits
  • Plastic wrap
  • Refrigerator

Instructions

  1. If you've just finished cooking or baking your biscuits, let them cool down until it reaches room temperature. If not, proceed to the next step. 
  2. Cover each biscuit with plastic wrap. This wrapping product serves as a protection of your biscuits from the air. 
  3. Once done, take the wrapped biscuits to your refrigerator.

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