If you know anything about our favorite grab-and-go breakfast, is that a bagel loses its desirable eating qualities within hours of its lifeline. But as usual, I have got tips and tricks up my sleeve that will put all of your worries to rest! Here’s a foolproof method to Reheat Old/Stale Bagels or Bread!
A Perfectly Toasted Bagel!
I think we can all agree that the best thing in life since sliced bread, is warm bagels!
Whether it is some classic Low-Carb Bagels, a simple Skillet Flat Bread, or even Olive Bread, relishing on a fluffy hot piece of warm bread as a filling breakfast, brunch, or even snack never goes out of style!
And since it is always difficult watching what brings us pleasure waste away, let’s try to revive and reheat old/stale bagels or Bread and bring them back to a soft and chewy state with a tender golden crust!
Allow Me to Take You From This…
I always dread reheating food because well…let’s be honest… the possibilities of it getting ruined are scary! Will it turn stone hard? Lose its crazy good taste? Will the texture leave me with nightmares? Will I end up with a giant piece of goo? No thank you! Not for me!
But when it comes to bagels, I think I have this one in the bag! Check out my trick in reheating old/stale bagels or bread, and have yourself a fresh looking and yummy tasting bagel!
How to Properly Store Bagels
Before we talk about storing, let’s see why bagels harden in the first place.
Once left on the counter overnight, bagels would harden due to dehydration and staling. So if you want to enjoy a fresh looking bagel, your best bet is to properly store your bread.
To store your bagel, place it in a zipper-lock bag in the fridge. And if you are planning on storing it for more than a day, then wrap them tightly in aluminum foil and drop them in the freezer instead.
3 Delicious Ways To Use Your Stale Bagels
If you are not hell-bent on reviving your stale bagel and would rather get creative with your leftover circular goodness, then check out these 3 fun ways to enjoy bagels if they are past their prime.
Second, leftover bagels make wonderful croutons. There is even no need to cook them, simply enjoy them in all their crunchy goodness with your choice of salad.
Your third option would be creating bagel chips! Simply cut your bagels into slices, place them on a sheet pan, and sprinkle some oil, salt & pepper, and your preferred spices. Bake in the oven until golden and enjoy! It is easy and definitely tastier than store-bought bags!
This One is Foolproof!
Tips To Reheat Old/Stale Bagels Or Bread
Tip 1: Try to thaw your frozen bagels at room temperature overnight if you are looking for a grab-and-go breakfast the next day.
Tip 2: Don’t drench your bagel in water! A few drops will do the trick and get your bagel ready for the oven.
Tip 3: If your bagel is fuzzy, it is time to throw it away. Mold can develop on the surface or beyond the surface of the bagel, so it is best to keep an eye out for those green monsters!
Frequently Asked Questions
Although this can work using a microwave, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. Microwaving your bagel will harden the bread after a few minutes.
For the few drops you will need while preparing the bagel for the oven, I recommend using warm water instead of hot.
To defrost your frozen bagels, thaw them at room temperature for a couple of hours. If your bagels were individually wrapped, then keep them in the foil while defrosting. If not, then wrap them in aluminum to regain its moisture.
I might have a usage for days old bagels that would definitely impress the masses. Cut your bagel in half, take out the inside, and use the crust as a bowl for soups, dips, or even salads!
Follow The Instructions!
First, Preheat your oven to 300°F.
Next, Sprinkle enough water using your hand on the bagel but don’t over soak or drench it. For French bread or any loaf that is stale, run it under water quickly.
Then, Wrap the bagel or the loaf (if bread) in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Finally, remove the foil and place the bread back in the oven to crisp the outer layer of the bread and enjoy!
Here’s The Process of Reheating Old/Stale Bagels Or Bread!
Step 1: Rub Water on the Outside!
…And on The Inside!
Step 2: Wrap it in foil
The Results You Are Looking For!
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How To Reheat Old/Stale Bagels
- Stale Bagel/Bread
- warm water
- Preheat oven to300°F.
- Sprinkle enough water using your hand on the bagel but don’t over soak or drench it. For French bread or any loaf that is stale, run it under water quickly.
- Please the bagel or the loaf if bread in aluminum foil and wrap.
- Please sit in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the foil and place the bread back in the oven to crisp the outer layer of the bread
- Try to thaw your frozen bagels at room temperature overnight if you are looking for a grab-and-go breakfast the next day.
- Don’t drench your bagel in water! A few drops will do the trick and get your bagel ready for the oven.
- If your bagel is green or fuzzy, it is time to throw it away. Mold can develop on the surface or beyond the surface of the bagel, so it is best to keep an eye out for those green monsters!