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Old 04-02-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Freezing burger buns and hotdog bread?

Will the bread taste alright after freezing? What's the best way to getting it back to being soft?

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:20 AM   #2
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I freeze them on a routine basis. With no real ill effects. It is best to let thaw them on their own. I don't like to nuke them as it seems to make them tough.
A warm oven works ok too....Hope this helps
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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I personally do not like them after being frozen. I find they get very dry. I do freeze them sometimes though and just toast them when ready to use.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:37 AM   #4
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I freeze rolls and buns all the time. To defrost, wrap a roll in a damp paper towel and microwave it for around 30 seconds (times vary). It will come out like a steamed bun if you don't overdo it. Leave it wrapped in the paper towel until ready to go. If the edgea are hard/tough, you went too long.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #5
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We freeze them regularily as well ... I have found 2 things:
1) It's better not to thaw them in the bag. Mine have tended to get a little soggy on the tops when I do this. Rather, I put them on a plate and loosely tent them with foil until they are ready.

2) Sometimes they are a little drier than we like (I haven't found a pattern to this - I think it just depends on the bakery batch) - we thaw as stated above then slice in half, drizzle with EVOO and set on the grill for about 30 seconds to toast them before serving. If it's winter, I put them on my grill pan.

Hope this helps!
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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I freeze them all the time. I tend to take them out of the bag and wrap in foil. Bake them in 260 degree oven to thaw. They come out a bit drier than fresh but they are warm and no one complains.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:30 PM   #7
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Dina, in a pinch I've frozen bread etc., & let it thaw -- but don't care for the consistency/taste. I love fresh bread, so I would just buy fresh.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #8
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Dina, in a pinch I've frozen bread etc., & let it thaw -- but don't care for the consistency/taste. I love fresh bread, so I would just buy fresh.
Ditto except I do do this for when I want to make stuffing or dressing. Mom always made hers with pieces of hotdog buns or hamburger buns so I keep both on hand in the freezer......doesn't matter in the least when making stuffing or dressing. Oh...and when I have left over bread I'll make bread crumbs and store them in the freezer too. I let these thaw on a baking sheet out of the freezer bag to dry out. Or if I'm in a pinch and need the crumbs sooner I'll put them in a low oven to dry out.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:43 PM   #9
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I think it depends on your freezer. I've found that bread doesn't freeze all that well in an ice-free freezer, but turns out great in a freezer that always stays cold (and lets the ice build up).
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:25 PM   #10
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I put them in zip loc bags in their original wrapping and they are fine. I just heat them up in the oven when I want to use them.
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