Do you know how to reheat brownies?
Brownies are one of those desserts that one can never go wrong with. They are warm, gooey and satisfying, and pair well with ice-creams milkshakes or enjoy them just on their own.
They are also incredibly easy to prepare, and even a baking novice can whip up a batch without much difficulty.
Most of the times, brownies are made in larger batches, so it’s likely that you end up with some leftovers. And although brownies can be enjoyed at any temperature, sometimes you just crave that warm and delicious comfort that comes with freshly baked brownies right out of the oven.
Good news is that you can enjoy leftover brownies be enjoyed that way. Just follow these simple steps to reheat brownies, and you are good to go.
How to Store?
While storing brownies, remember that air if the enemy of freshness. Make sure your brownies are exposed to air as less as possible.
If you know that you will be storing the brownies for later use, it is better that you leave them uncut. This leaves less area to be exposed to the air and prevents them from drying out. Only cut them when you are ready to eat.
You can store already cut brownies using the following methods too, but uncut brownies have a longer shelf life.
Store the brownies in an air tight container. Or cover the tin they were baked in with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, making sure you don’t let any air in.
You can also throw in a piece of bread with the brownies, as the moisture from bread will keep the brownies soft for longer.
If stored properly, uncut brownies can last up to 3 to 4 days on room temperature, depending on the size of the batch. Whereas already cut brownies will last for 1 to 2 days.
If you think you will need to store them for longer, these brownies can last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to Reheat Brownies?
There are two methods you can use to reheat brownies. Both have their pros and downsides, so you can choose what suits your needs better.
If you want the exact same result you would get when you freshly bake them, then the oven is your best bet. It will give you those perfectly warm brownies, with a nice little crispiness to its exterior. The downside is that this is going take longer, and you will have to wait before you can eat the brownies.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
- Place the brownies on an oven-safe dish or baking tray.
- Put the dish in the oven and let it reheat for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Check to make sure it heated thoroughly.
- If you are reheating frozen brownies, allow them to reheat for about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
Although the microwave is starting to get a bad reputation when it comes to reheating food, brownies are an exception. Although you may not get that crispy exterior with a microwave, it still does a pretty good job at reheating brownies. The upside is that you will be able to get the job done within minutes with a microwave. So if you are in a hurry, and are okay with compromising on the texture a little bit, follow these steps.
- Place the brownies on a microwave-safe dish.
- Put them in the microwave on a medium setting.
- Let the reheat for about 30 seconds.
- Check if heated through. Heat them at 10 second interval until they reach desired temperature.
- Frozen brownies will take longer. Let them heat for 60 seconds before checking.
- Remove from the microwave and serve.
Now you can enjoy your brownies as if they were fresh out of the oven.