Knowing how to reheat yeast rolls is very important because when reheated the wrong way they can turn into a complete mess. The article below highlights 3 methods that you can use to reheat your leftover yeast rolls. Carefully follow the step by step guides in order to achieve the best results.
Reheat yeast rolls in the oven
NB: this is the best method for reheating yeast rolls since it helps to retain the texture and the flavour of the yeast rolls.
In order to reheat yeast rolls in the oven the first thing is to preheat the oven to 350F.
While the oven is heating up take a baking dish and place the leftover yeast rolls inside. Cover the baking dish with foil paper. This will help to ensure that the yeast rolls do not dry out during the reheating process. Avoid using a baking sheet because it will cause the yeast rolls to have a slightly crispier crust.
Place the yeast rolls in the oven and let them reheat for 7 to 10 minutes or until they are now warm enough to eat.
Remove the yeast rolls from the oven and serve them while warm.
Reheat yeast rolls in the microwave
NB: this is the easiest and fastest method for reheating yeast rolls however, this method has the potential of sacrificing the texture of the yeast rolls, and thus it is important to follow the instructions.
When using the microwave to reheat yeast rolls, the first step is to take the yeast rolls and wrap them in damp paper towels. These will help to ensure that the yeast rolls remain soft since the microwave has a tendency of drawing moisture out of foods.
Place the wrapped yeast rolls on a microwave safe plate and let them reheat for 20 seconds. Take them out, and check if they are warm enough. If not, place them back into the microwave and reheat for an additional 20 seconds until they are warm.
When the yeast rolls are ready, take them out of the microwave and serve them while warm.
Reheat yeast rolls in the slower cooker
NB: this method retains the texture of the yeast rolls however, it requires more time as compared to all the other methods listed above.
In order to reheat yeast rolls in a slow cooker, the first thing you need to do is to place a damp kitchen towel on the bottom part of the slow cooker insert. Place the yeast rolls on top of the damp kitchen towels.
Once you have neatly arranged the yeast rolls, the next step would be to take another damp towel and place it on top of the yeast rolls.
Cover the slow cooker with a lid and reheat the yeast rolls for about 30 minutes on the low heat setting. Avoid using the high heat option because the yeast rolls may burn up or become tough.
Once the yeast rolls are nice and warm you can serve them, but if you intend on waiting for some time you can always keep them in the slow cooker and switch on the warm setting button on your slow cooker. It will help to keep the yeast rolls nice and warm.
NB: although yeast rolls are best enjoyed while warm, they can also be consumed while they are at room temperature. In order to do this you just have to ensure that the yeast rolls are completely thawed.
How to store yeast rolls
If you find yourself with leftover yeast rolls in the kitchen there are actually 2 methods that you can use to store them. You can either store the leftover yeast rolls at room temperature or in the freezer. Avoid using the refrigerator as it has a tendency of drawing out moisture from the yeast rolls. This will then cause them to become dry.
Store yeast rolls at room temperature
NB: this method only stores leftover yeast rolls for 2 days.
When storing yeast rolls at room temperature the first thing that you have to do is to let the yeast rolls cool down. Once cooled, take aluminium foil and use it to wrap the leftover yeast rolls. Store the yeast rolls at room temperature for 2 days.
Store yeast rolls in the freezer
NB: this method stores yeast rolls for up to 1 month.
In order to store leftover yeast rolls in the freezer, you need to start by letting them cool down. This is because if you place them in the freezer while hot they will cause the temperature of the freezer to change. This will then affect the shelf life of other foods in the freezer. When the yeast rolls have cooled down, take aluminium foil then use it to tightly wrap the yeast rolls. Take the wrapped yeast rolls and transfer them into a freezer bag. Use a marker to label the freezer bag with the date in which you are placing the yeast rolls in the freezer. This will help you to keep track of when they are most likely to turn bad. Use yeast rolls within a month or you risk eating stale yeast rolls.
How to thaw yeast rolls
Yeast rolls can be thawed at room temperature. In order to do that simply take them out of the freezer and place them on the countertop. Remove the yeast rolls from the freezer bag and gently loosen the aluminium foil. You can let the yeast rolls thaws overnight or for a couple of hours before reheating them. Thawing yeast rolls helps to ensure that they reheat faster and evenly when placed in the oven, microwave or slow cooker.
Reheating yeast rolls is an easy task especially when following this guide. It is worth highlighting that you can always add flavour to your yeast rolls buy brushing them with butter and adding herbs of your choice before or after reheating them.