How to Store Cornbread – All Things You Need to Know

Cornbreads are certainly what fluffiness and sweetness dreams are made of. It is a type of bread made with cornmeal that is absolutely many things at once. Cornbread is characterized as soft, fluffy and immensely tasty.

Typically, cornbreads are also moist with just the right level of tenderness. Unfortunately, cornbreads do not have an unlimited lifespan. And as much as how we want them to last forever and not go spoilt, they will.

With that being said, it is essential to emphasize that your cornbreads’ lifespans can actually extend depending on how you store your cornbread.

There are possibly several methods available on how to to do this exactly but in this article, allow me to go over three main methods on how to store cornbread. Your chosen method of storing cornbread will depend on how long you plan to preserve it. 

How to Store Cornbread at Room Temperature (Storing for One to Two Days)

What You Need

  • Cornbread to be stored
  • Wrapping paper (I recommend using aluminum foil)
  • Microwave or any similar setting that is dry and clean

Step - by - Step Procedure

Step 1

Make sure that before you do anything else, you first secure your cornbread by placing it inside your chosen wrapping paper.


One type of wrapping product I can best recommend and suggest will be aluminum foil. The main and primary purpose of this step is to make sure that your cornbread will not dry out.


That said, aluminum foil can best protect keep your cornbread from staying moist and tender.

Step 2

You may either store it inside a microwave or any place that has a similar vibe and aura.


It should be somewhere dry and clean as well as something that will not expose your cornbread to direct sun exposure, even though your cornbread is already wrapped.


This also can be on one of the cabinets inside your pantries. The key here is to keep its position at room temperature. 

Step 3

You may choose to store it there for over 24 hours up to two days. If your timeline goes beyond this, it is better to check and evaluate the quality of your cornbread next.


In some cases, your cornbread may have already gone bad. So always check for molds or a foul smell.


How to Store Cornbread by Fridge (Storing for Over a Week)

What You Need

  • Cornbread to be stored
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    Fridge
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    Wrapping paper (I suggest using plastic wrap)
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    Plate or baking sheet

Step - by - Step Procedure

Step 1

Chances are you just have finished cooking or baking your cornbread. If this is the case, sit out your cornbread first. Let it cool down until it reaches room temperature.


This step is very crucial because storing it inside the fridge will lead to moisture buildup on the exterior. This can lower down its life and may speed up its spoiling process.

Step 2

After it has cooled down to room temperature, you may now opt to choose any wrapping product that can serve as a protection of your cornbreads from air.


For this method, I would instead suggest a plastic wrap. This is because plastic wrappers are best at making certain that there will be no air sneaking inside and no buildup of moisture will take place. 

Step 3

Throughout one week, if you happen to want to eat it now, you may either opt to eat as it is. Cold, that is. Or you may also choose to follow certain steps before you can eat it.


Wait a few minutes to make sure that it is a bit room temp. Take it out of the wrapper then place it on either a plate or a baking sheet.


Put it in the microwave or the oven. Usual time should go around ten to about fifteen minutes.

Step 4

This method is done if you want to keep it stored for about one week. Remember, if it goes beyond that timeline, always check the condition of the cornbread. Watch out for molds and moisture.


How to Store Cornbread by Freezing It Up (Storing for Months)

What You Need

  • Cornbread to be stored
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    Appropriate wrapping bag (I recommend ziplock bags)
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    Tupperware
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    Freezer

Step - by - Step Procedure

Step 1

Much like the first step in the previous method, always wait for your cornbread to cool down to room temperature.


As stated, this is to fully ensure that there will be no moisture build up once you place it in a low temp environment. This, in turn, will prolong the lifespan of your cornbreads.

Step 2

Once again, for the second step, you pick the appropriate wrapping bag. In this case, what works best are those reusable and resealable ziplock type of bags.


To be more specific and particular, look for those ziplock bags that have been particularly made for the temperature of freezers.


This is to make sure that your cornbreads will be properly equipped to avoid freezer burn

Step 3

After you have placed the cornbread inside your ziplock bag, please make certain that there is no air left inside the bag.


To make sure that this is the case, press random areas on the plastic that will release the air inside.


Afterwards, place it in a more stable storage materials. Preferably, store it inside a tupperware. You may or may not put the lid.

Step 4

Since you probably plan to store this one for a long time if this is method you have chosen, then it is best to write the date in which you plan to open it.


Just make sure it is still inside the key frame of one up to three months. Once you plan to eat it, make sure you defrost first before reheating.

Final Thoughts

There are your three basic methods on how to store your cornbreads. All methods are just as effective. Where they differ is how long they can make cornbreads last. And that is why you have to choose one preferred method.

Remember, it should be based on how long you want to store it. Lastly, always remember that is better safe than be sorry so check the condition of the cornbread before eating. Check for moisture as well as molds.

Hope you enjoyed this article! If you happen to have some more suggestions, comments and recommendations, I’d be happy to hear them all. Please do not hesitate to leave them down below in the comment section. Thanks and see you in the next article!

Emily Mathews
 

Hi, I am Emily Mathews. I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, where I learned how to cook fabulous local dishes from my Mother. I have 3 children and they enable me to cook from my heart every day. I am also passionately interested in creating globally inspired food with locally grown ingredients.

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