How To Freeze Baked Goods the Right Way

Freezing all types of baked is something everyone should know, irrespective of whether you’re a baker or not. Want to know why? Well, let me tell you.

Say you are craving a brownie, but cannot bake just a few, so you make a whole bath but cannot consume them, then – freeze them! Cookies, brownie batter, pie dough, biscuits, scones, you name it – you can freeze them all and have them on a later date, just as fresh!

How To Freeze Baked Goods the Right Way

So, if you’re ready to know how to freeze all kinds of baked goods the right way, then go ahead and get reading!

How To Freeze Baked Goods the Right Way

1. Cookie Dough

Cookie dough can be frozen as a whole dough ball or in small cookie sized dough balls (made with a scoop). You can first place scooped portions to make cookie sized dough balls and let them harden in the freezer. Then, remove and pack in a plastic wrap, then in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, defrost at room temperature while still in the wrap and then once thawed its ready to bake.

2. Baked Cookies

Cookies once fully cooled after baking, can be frozen. Wrap the cookies in a plastic wrap and then in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, defrost at room temperature while still in the wrap and then once thawed its ready to eat.

3. Cakes and Cupcakes

Cakes, cupcakes, sheet cakes, cake layers, cake loaves, bundt cakes etc., can all be frozen for eve up to 3 months. Make sure that the cakes or cupcakes are frozen only once they have been cooled completely.

Once they are cooled completely, wrap them in plastic wrap and then with aluminium foil or a freezer bag and then freezer.

When you need to eat them, thaw at room temperature until soft and then it’s ready to eat.

4. Brownies

Brownies can be frozen for even up to 3 months. You can bake the brownies, cool them completely and then place the cooled brownies in a plastic wrap and then in a double layer of a freezer safe bag. To thaw, place the brownies (still in the bag) at room temperature until soft.

5. Muffins and Quick Breads

Muffins and quick breads can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure that they are completely cooled before freezing them. Wrap the muffin or bread well and tightly in a plastic wrap and thereafter in an airtight freezer safe bag.

To thaw, keep them just as is, wrapped, at room temperature until soft. You can also heat it up just a little in the microwave before consuming.

6. Pie and Tart Dough

Divide the pie or tart dough into pie or tart-sized portions and then shape them into ½ inch thick disks and thereafter, wrap them in a plastic wrap. Next, wrap them in aluminium foil and lastly in freezer safe plastic bags and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, keep it in the refrigerator overnight and at room temperature thereafter for some hours until soft or you could even defrost it in the microwave for a few minutes.

7. Biscuits and Scones

Biscuits and scones can be wrapped in a double layer of airtight freezer bags and then can be frozen for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw at room temperature and you can simply reheat them in the oven or a toaster before eating them.

8. Bread

Bread (homemade or store-bought), can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap the bread well in plastic wrap and then in a freezer safe bag and freeze. To thaw, keep at toom temperature until soft again. If your bread has just been baked, freeze only once completely cooled.