Nothing tops waking up to the delightful aroma of fresh bakeries every so often. And while Eid is already over, we’re still left with some lingering holiday kahk and petits fours to munch on. Want to know how to keep your favorite cookies or bakeries fresh for longer? We brought you some fool-proof storage tricks to enjoy having fresh bakeries for as long as possible. Read the coming lines to learn more.
Raise your hand if you munched on too much kahk over Eid holidays but still have too much leftovers. Store your leftover kahk in a plastic or tin box. Your kahk pieces are best kept in rows; between each row, add a parchment paper then layer some more kahk. Make sure you cover the box with a firm lid so no air is leaked inside. Kahk is best kept on the counter at room temperature and can last between 2-3 weeks.
An essential staple in every house, we consume bread on a daily basis and we often have plenty of it at home. In cold weather, bread can be kept on the counter for up to 7 days at room temperature, while in hot weather, it will last for only two days before it develops mold. If your bread is quickly becoming musty and dry, look for ways to repurpose bread into your everyday dishes instead of throwing it away. When not consumed within days, bread is best stored in airtight freezer bags. To store several loaves in the same pack, use parchment paper; that way it’s easier if you need to defrost one loaf only.
Cookies & biscuits
Cakes are best eaten on the same day to enjoy their moisture and oven-baked freshness with your coffee or tea; but that doesn’t mean we can’t store some more for later. Keep your cakes in an airtight box or a covered stand. They can last for 2-3 days. If you want to store the cake for more than a week, keep it in an airtight plastic bag or container then store it in the freezer.
Baking Tip: Baked goodies should be left to cool on a cooling rack to let all the excess heat come out. During this process, bakeries should be left without being covered – unless it’s a cake that you want to keep soft and moist. When your bakeries cool off, you can then transfer them to their storage containers.
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