Secrets to Keeping Your Baked Goods Fresh

There’s nothing better than a baked good fresh out of the oven and there’s nothing worse than coming to find out that they’ve gone stale. We want you to have enough time to be able to enjoy your tasty creations, which is why we’ve compiled our top secrets to keeping baked goods fresh.

Pack with a secret weapon

A slice of bread or apple can be your secret weapon when it comes to keeping baked goods fresh. Especially with soft cookies or cakes, adding one of these in can retain just the right amount of moisture to keep them soft.

Freeze for freshness

Refrigerators have a low level of humidity that can lead to dried out baked goods. For optimal freshness, seal them in an airtight freezer bag or container and stick it in the freezer to chill.

Cool completely

Patience is key when it comes to storing your baked goods. Make sure to let them cool completely before packing in an airtight container to avoid any collection of moisture from the heat.

Keep in mind what it is you’re storing

The rule of thumb is to always store baked goods in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. However, it can be tricky to know where or how long you can store your treats, so we put together this quick and handy guide:

  • Cookies
  • Cakes
    • Room temperature: 2-3 days (always refrigerate cream-based cakes like cheesecake)
    • Refrigerator: 1 week
    • Freezer: 3 months
  • Homemade Bread
    • Room temperature: 2 days
    • Refrigerator: 0 days
    • Freezer: 3 weeks
  • Brownies and bars
    • Room temperature: 5 days
    • Refrigerator: 1 month
    • Freezer: 3 months
  • Pies
    • Room temperature: 2 days (always refrigerate cream pies)
    • Refrigerator: 4 days for cream pies, 1 week for fruit pies
    • Freezer: 0 days

With your Bosch Stand Mixer, it’s easy to whip up a large batch of baked goods. Ensure they stay fresh with these top secrets! Leave your favorite treat storage tips in the comments below!
Source: Real Simple