The best way to freeze and thaw baguette

Frozen Baguette : Best Way to Freeze and Reheat

The best way to freeze and thaw baguette Author: Canadian Living


The best way to freeze and thaw baguette

You'll recognize a good baguette by its signature deep-golden crust, and it's chewy, soft interior. 

For all its perfection when it comes to texture, it does have one major flaw: it's really only at its best if enjoyed on the day it's made and purchased. If you're lucky -- and not a purist! -- you may get another half day out of it, but that's really the most you'll ever get out of a fresh baguette.


Can you freeze baguettes?

Yes. Given that my love for baguette knows no bounds (blame it on me being French!) I like to always have some on hand, but I rarely get around to finishing an entire baguette in the span of a day. 


1. Make two baguettes and freeze one

Double your bread recipe and make two or more baguettes! Bake both baguettes, then freeze one. This way you will only bake your bread once every two days and still enjoy fresh bread.


2. Freeze leftovers

For those times, I simply freeze leftovers to be enjoyed later. You can also purchase a baguette with the intent of freezing it so you know you'll always have some readily available for later. Here's how to do it! 


How to freeze baguette?

To freeze your baguette, cut it in half crosswise and tightly wrap in aluminum foil. The fresher the baguette the better the results so if you can score a warm-from-the-oven baguette from the store, do so! 


How to reheat frozen baguette?

To thaw, preheat your oven to 450F. Once its reached that temperature, turn your oven off, and bake the unwrapped bread in the oven until it is thawed, which takes about 12 minutes ( depending on the size of your bread).


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