Can You Microwave Toaster Strudels?
No you can’t microwave Toaster Strudels and the instructions found on the box state that the pastry should be heated up using either a toaster or an oven. If the microwave is the only heating option available, then the Toaster Strudel could be heated up this way, but the finished product will not be like what you expect.
3 Things to Know When You Microwave Toaster Strudels?
We’ve already established that Toaster Strudels are meant to be heated up/baked in a toaster or an oven.
However, if you have no other option available except the microwave, then there are a couple important things you need to know before using it.
These 3 things are:
- They’re Meant to Be Toasted
- Possible Fire Hazard
- Icing Should not be Heated
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They Are Not Meant to Be Microwaved
They are called Toaster Strudels for a reason. When placed in a toaster or an oven, what happens is that the frozen pastry is baked, which results in a nice golden brown and crispy exterior.
The microwave uses a totally different heating method vs an oven and as a result, you will find that the strudel is not baked but heated up.
When a microwave heats up the Toaster Strudel, it will generally come out soft, mushy and more than often, disgustingly in-edible.
I know this is not what you would want, so stay away from the microwave if you can.
Possible Fire Hazard
Aside from not having that nicely baked exterior, there is also a good chance that heating the Toaster Strudel in the microwave could be a fire hazard.
Leaving the pastry too long in the microwave, causes the filling to get extremely hot and the end result is the strudel that eventually could catch on fire.
Icing Should not be Heated
If you are only planning on using the microwave to heat the Toaster Strudel icing, that is one more thing that should be avoided.
This can result in an explosion, this is why it is best to follow the instructions and put the icing on an already heated/baked strudel.
How to Microwave Toaster Strudels: Step-by-Step Guide
If you have no other option but to use the microwave (not recommended), then there is a possible way to use it to make it somewhat edible.
Please note: We make no claims that this will make the strudel taste good, it is just a step-by-step method as to how to use the microwave to heat it up to where is not burnt or too mushy/soggy.
- Place the frozen Toaster Strudel on a microwave-safe plate.
- Use the medium (3) or medium-high (4) setting on the microwave to heat it up.
- Microwave for a minute, checking to ensure that it is warm, but not hot.
- Repeat in 30 second intervals till it is fully heated up (not steaming hot).
- Remove from the microwave and add the icing, then enjoy.
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Wrapping it up
Now that we’ve reached the end of the article, you should have a better understanding as to why a Toaster Strudel should not be microwaved.
If the microwave is your only option, it can be used, but be aware that the end-result may not be close to what you are looking for.
Now, I want to hear from you.
Were you able to use the microwave to heat up your Toaster Strudel? How did it turn out?
Let me know by leaving a comment below.