Soft pretzels are a deliciously distinct pleasure in this world and time has a way of hardening these savory baked goods while also cooling them off. Fortunately, there are multiple approaches to solving the problem of “how to reheat soft pretzels.” This article intends to highlight each method and explain its benefits.
The Best Options to Reheat Soft Pretzels
Reheating one or more soft pretzels is a task best left to one of two, technically three, possible appliances. Regardless of your approach, any of them will revive your pretzel to an ideal warm, soft condition.
The (Toaster) Oven Approach aka “The Best Method”
Whether you have a proper full-sized oven or just a portable little toaster oven, these two appliances are the ideal way to go about reviving a soft pretzel as long as you do not care how long the process will take.
Steps to Reheating Soft Pretzels in the Oven
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- Cover the pretzel in a sheet of aluminum foil.
- Place the wrapped pretzel within the oven.
- Bake between 3 and 5 minutes. If the pretzel hasn’t fully reheated, give it a little more time.
- Once it has fully warmed up, take it out of the oven and enjoy. You might also consider having it with some warm, melty cheese or mustard.
The Microwave Approach aka “The Quickest Method”
While an oven does the best job at reheating soft pretzels, microwaves can suffice in a fraction of the time an oven requires.
Steps to Reheating Soft Pretzels in the Microwave
- Put the pretzel within or atop a microwavable vessel.
- Microwave at medium power for 10-15 seconds. Repeat this process if it is not warm enough for your tastes.
- Remove and enjoy.
On Reheating Frozen Soft Pretzels
Whether you make your soft pretzels from scratch or buy them from the store, there are times when you need to freeze that deliciousness.
When you are ready to bring these ice-hard pretzels out of storage, reheating them is an easy if necessary task. As an aside, pretzels keep well when put into the freezer.
When you are interested in reheat one or more frozen pretzels, you must first give sufficient them time to thaw out.
The best way to thaw out a frozen pretzel is to allow it to sit at room temperature for a while. After your salty baked good has fully thawed out, you can then pop it into any of the appliances covered above and follow those directions in order to revive it to its former state.
Whether you are dealing with cold soft pretzels or frozen pretzel bites, you can easily bring these foods back into their prime using a microwave, oven or toaster oven.
While a microwave does the job in quick work, an oven will not only heat the pretzel up but revive its ideal level of toastiness.
Furthermore, you can use these same methods with frozen pretzels, so long as you remember to first give them sufficient time to defrost at room temperature.
Regardless of how you plan on reheating your pretzels, you can easily bring them to their warm, tasty state by following the simple directions covered within this article.