So, you’ve had a bout of insanity and baked entirely too many tasty treats for you to eat on your own. Or your tea party got cancelled thanks to the coronavirus. Either way, don’t throw those scones out! They can still be saved!
First of all, your baked goods will stay fresh on the counter for up to five days if stored in an airtight container, we’re a big fan of the glass ones for some class but you can feel free to use whatever you’ve got handy!
You might think to put those scones in the refrigerator. After all, the fridge is where we put things we want to keep fresh, right? But don’t do it! The fridge is where baked goods go to die. The whole point of refrigeration is to use cold air to slow bacterial activity in food, making it last longer. But cold air is also dry air, and will suck the moisture right out of your scones and biscuits turning them stale faster than if just left out on the counter. In fact, the only baked goods you should even consider refrigeration for, are baked goods made with raw dairy and eggs, like pumpkin or custard pies. Even frosted cakes shouldn’t be refrigerated if you want it to stay fresh longer.
So, let’s say you’ve got a lot of scones and biscuits and you’re worried that they’ll become stale before you can enjoy them. What do you do? Throw them away in disgust? Feed them to your dog? Cry dramatically at the unfairness of life? No, there’s another way!
Most people don’t realize that you can put baked goods in the freezer. Yes, you read that correctly. You can take scones or biscuits from your Happy Bear Baking Kit, or most any other baked good, and freeze it, and it will stay fresh for up to 3 MONTHS after baking it. All you have to do is thaw them out and enjoy! For best results, make sure to wrap your treats in plastic wrap, and then in aluminum foil before putting them in the freezer. Also, make sure that you let the baked goods cool completely before freezing them. This ensures that excess moisture isn’t trapped inside them once they’re frozen. Otherwise, they might become gummy and heavy once thawed out.
Of course, there is another way to make sure your delicious baked goods don’t go stale….share them! Friends, coworkers, family members, hungry blog writers….whoever you like! But remember, if you want to keep your scones fresher for longer, keep them out of the refrigerator! Either keep them stored on a counter, or for long term storage, stash them in your freezer. Just don’t forget they’re in there!