Here is the most comprehensive guide on all that you need to know about freezing Scottish tablets.
I have found these methods and tips to work like a charm. Let’s get right into it.
- Scottish Tablet
- Cling Wrap
- Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container or Ziploc Bags
- Prep and Cool: Once you make your preferred recipe of Scottish tablet, let it cool down to room temperature on a baking sheet or tray.
- Cut It: Divide the sheet of the Scottish tablet into small squares or pieces. You can cut them into bite-size squares or bigger pieces depending on how you like to have them.
- Wrap It: Using some cling wrap, cover the individual pieces of the Scottish tablet, leaving no part of it exposed to air.
- Pack and Seal: Transfer the wrapped pieces of Scottish tablet into a freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag and seal them in. If you are using a Ziploc bag, make sure to squeeze out all the excess air in the bag before sealing.
- Label and Freeze: Add a label on the bag with the best before date, and you are all set to freeze them till you need it next.
How Long Can You Freeze Scottish Tablet?
You can freeze a Scottish tablet for 5 to 6 months without much change in its taste or quality. Although you can freeze it for longer, it is best to use it within the 5-month mark to have it at its best.
Since the Scottish tablets are high in sugar content, they have quite a good shelf life even if you keep them in the fridge.
But if you don’t plan to eat the Scottish tablets within a week or two, it is best to freeze them sooner rather than later so that they will stay fresh in the freezer for long.
How to Store Frozen Scottish Tablet?
You can store frozen Scottish tablets in any freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag.
Individually wrapping the pieces of Scottish tablet not only helps to separate it later on but also gives it added protection from air and freezer burns.
If you are pressed for freezer space, you can use Ziploc bags instead of freezer-safe containers.
Placing the wrapped pieces side by side and making a flat package, allows you to store more without taking up too much space in the freezer.
How to Defrost Scottish Tablet?
Defrosting Scottish tablets is quite simple. Take out the portion you need and leave it on the kitchen counter for a couple of hours.
Make sure that it has completely thawed and softened, or you’re going to have a tough time biting it down.
Do not microwave the frozen Scottish tablet, even if you are in a hurry. The high sugar content can change in texture when it is put under drastic temperature changes and high heat.
Can You Refreeze Scottish Tablet?
Although you can refreeze the Scottish tablet, it is best recommended not to. Whenever you freeze and thaw a dish, you lose a little of its water content, and the texture and taste get affected.
With repeated freezing and thawing this will only worsen, making the Scottish tablet unappealing to eat.
If you wish to avoid having to refreeze or waste the Scottish Tablet once it thaws, you can portion them beforehand by cutting them into small bite-size pieces and wrapping them individually.
This way, you can pull out a handful of pieces of Scottish tablet, without having to thaw a big batch.
Does Scottish Tablet Freeze Well?
Yes, the Scottish tablet freezes well and is a great way to extend its shelf life beyond a week or two.
Due to its high sugar content, the Scottish tablet fares well in the freezer and goes through very small changes in texture or taste.
But keep in mind that exposure to air or freezer burns can ruin this sweet treat. So, be sure to wrap them thoroughly and pack them in air-tight containers or Ziploc bags.
Yes, you can freeze homemade Scottish tablets. If you have made a small batch and would be able to use it up within a week or two, it is best to refrigerate it instead. But you can follow the methods and tips mentioned above to freeze homemade or store-bought Scottish tablets.
I hope this article helped you make the most out of the extra batch of Scottish tablets in your pantry by freezing them.
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