Did you just have a killer barbecue with just so much food! Everybody went home stuffed and you are ready to do this again in a couple weeks. For whatever reason, you bought too many hamburger buns for this barbecue and while you plan on having this shindig in the future, the bread is going to spoil before that time. You obviously won’t be able to eat it all off, so how do you store them? What is the best way to keep them fresh and ready for the next time you need them?
Well, if you landed on this page, you wanted to know if you can freeze hamburger buns. The answer is yes and below I am going to show you how to do it. It is actually pretty easy and won’t take a long time to get everything prepped and ready to go.
The Freezing Process
When you sit and think of it, freezing hamburger buns is a pretty brilliant idea. This process is perfect if you have a ton of extra buns that you won’t be using anytime soon, but you also don’t want them to spoil. By throwing them in the freezer, you get to extend the bun’s storage life and you can always use them when you are ready for them. The good thing is that if you package them properly, you can keep them for up to 3 months (maybe longer), without having any degradation of quality or taste.
How to Freeze Hamburger Buns?
When it comes to freezing hamburger bread, the process is actually very easy and it won’t take you a long time to get everything prepared.
The first thing you are going to want to do is to make sure that you have fresh hamburger buns. The fresher the buns, is the better they will turn out, once you are ready for them and you need for them to be defrosted.
You are now going to take some plastic wrap and cover each bun. Try and wrap it multiple times, so that it is fully covered.
To give your hamburger buns that extra protection once they are wrapped with plastic wrap, it is a good idea to cover them with aluminum foil. This will protect them inside the freezer and prevent them from drying out.
Once everything is wrapped up, you can now place the buns in a heavy duty freezer bag. Before you seal the bag, it is a good idea to try and squeeze out as much air as possible.
In all of my guides, I always recommend that people write the date at which the bag is placed inside the freezer. This will give you an idea as to how long they have been inside the freezer. You don’t want to one day look in the freezer and can’t remember if you put them in 2 months or 2 years ago.
Thawing and Reheating
Once you are ready to use the hamburger buns, the next step is really to defrost them and warm them up.
When it comes time to defrost your frozen hamburger buns, the best option is to really let it sit out at room temperature. Do not take off the plastic wrap, as this will help the bread to reabsorb the liquid that it had lost during his time in the freezer. This process can take a couple of minutes or hours, depending on the amount of hamburger buns you are defrosting. Once everything is fully thawed out, the buns will be the same as when you first put them in, so get ready to dig in.
Warming up hamburger buns is pretty straightforward, so I really don’t need to go into much detail. However, I have a little guide that you can follow if you are interested in knowing the best options that are available.
When it comes to warming it up, you can either use the stovetop in us hot skillet or inside the oven. All options are pretty quick and you should have warm and toasty hamburger buns in no time.