The Best Ways to Store Scones after Baking and Keep Them Fresh

Scones are a delicious pastry that is enjoyed by many. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack. However, sometimes we make more scones than we can eat in one sitting. So, what do you do with the leftovers? In this blog post, we will explore how to store scones after baking.

1. Let Them Cool

The first thing to remember when storing scones is to let them cool completely before doing anything else. If you try to store them while they are still warm, condensation will form inside the container and cause the scones to become soggy.

How long should I let my scones cool?

It’s best to let your scones cool for at least 30 minutes before storing them.

2. Wrap Them Up

Once your scones have cooled down completely it’s time to wrap them up properly. There are two ways of wrapping your baked goods: plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Plastic Wrap Method:

Cut a piece of plastic wrap that is large enough to cover all of your scone halves (or whole if they’re small). Place the wrapped-up pastries in an airtight container such as Tupperware or a ziplock bag.

Aluminum Foil Method:

If you prefer using aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap just fold each half individually and then place it in an air-tight container such as Tupperware or Ziplock baggies again.

3. Keep Them Fresh

Now that you’ve wrapped up your freshly baked treats it’s important not only keep their freshness but also choose where they should be stored carefully:

Avoid Direct Sunlight:

Store your wrapped-up goodies away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can dry them out and make them hard.

Avoid Moisture:

Do not store your scones in a humid area or where there is moisture such as the fridge. This will cause them to become soggy and lose their texture.

4. Reheating Scones

When you are ready to eat your leftover scones, it’s best to reheat them before enjoying.

Oven Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place your wrapped-up pastries on a baking sheet. Bake for five minutes until they are nice and warm again!

Microwave Method:

If you’re looking for something quicker, try reheating it in the microwave instead! Put unwrapped pastry halves on a microwave-safe plate, then heat up each piece individually:

For one-half at a time, microwaving for ten seconds at full power should suffice.
For two half pieces at once: Microwave for twenty seconds together with full power should be enough.

In conclusion, storing scones after baking isn’t rocket science – just follow these simple steps and enjoy freshly baked treats whenever you like!

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