Here is the ultimate guide on how to freeze and store Welsh cakes for a couple of months.
These methods and tips have worked like a charm for me and many others!
Let’s dive right into it.
- Welsh Cakes
- Cling Wrap
- Ziploc Bag or Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
- Cook and Cool: Prepare the Welsh cakes and then let them cool down to room temperature.
- Wrap Them: To easily remove them from the freezer, later on, wrap each Welsh cake with some cling wrap. Wrapping it will also give it added protection in the freezer.
- Pack and Seal: Transfer the wrapped Welsh cakes into a Ziploc bag or freezer-safe air-tight container and seal them in. When sealing 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 the cooked Welsh cakes.
Freezing Raw Welsh Cakes after Flash Freezing Them
This is the most recommended way of freezing the raw cut-outs of the Welsh cakes for the long term.
Spread and Dust
Lay out the cut pieces of Welsh cakes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and dust some flour over it.
Leave the tray of Welsh cakes in the freezer for a couple of hours and let them freeze solid.
Pack and Seal
Transfer the frozen Welsh cakes into a Ziploc bag and seal them in. Make sure to squeeze out all the excess air before sealing the bag.
Label and Freeze
Add a label on the bag with the best before date, and you are ready to freeze the Welsh cakes till you need them next.
How Long Can You Freeze Welsh Cakes?
You can freeze Welsh cakes for up to 3 months. Make sure that you freeze them as soon as you have baked them or prepared the dough.
The longer it stays out or in the freezer, the less fresh it will be once you take it out of the freezer.
The key to keeping the Welsh cakes fresh for a long while is to ensure that it is thoroughly wrapped and protected from being exposed to air or freezer burns.
How to Store Frozen Welsh Cakes?
You can store frozen Welsh cakes in any freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bags.
To make it easy to separate and portion them you can wrap individual Welsh cakes in cling wrap or separate layers of Welsh cake with parchment paper.
If you are pressed for freezer space, you can opt for the Ziploc bag. This way, you can compactly freeze even big batches of Welsh cake, unlike when you use bulky containers.
How to Defrost Welsh Cakes?
The best way to defrost Welsh cakes is to do it slowly in the fridge. Take out the portion you need and let it thaw gradually over a couple of hours or overnight in the fridge.
Do not thaw it on the countertop or try to get it defrosted quickly because the moisture content can affect the taste and texture of the Welsh cakes.
Also, it is best not to cook the Welsh cakes without defrosting because it can alter the texture and won’t cook evenly.
Can You Refreeze Welsh Cakes?
You can refreeze Welsh cakes as long as you take care of the moisture content. If the cakes are defrosted slowly in the fridge, then you can refreeze them once more.
You could also cook the frozen Welsh cakes and then freeze the cooked version afterward.
But it is best advised not to repeatedly freeze and thaw Welsh cakes, or any other food because it increases the chance of bacterial buildup.
If you wish to avoid having to refreeze the Welsh cakes, you can individually wrap the cakes or flash freeze them and take out just the right number of cakes.
You could also portion them beforehand into small portions.
Do Welsh Cakes Freeze Well?
Yes, Welsh cakes freeze well, and they can last in the freezer without much change in their texture or taste for a couple of months.
Uncooked Welsh cakes freeze the best because if done right, you will not be able to make out the difference between frozen and freshly made Welsh cakes.
In fact, the Welsh cake recipe gets better with freezing. If you take care to thaw it slowly and keep the moisture levels low, you can get Welsh cakes that are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
The butter in the dough adds to this effect once it freezes and thaws.
You can reheat Welsh cakes on a pan, or in the oven or the toaster. You could also microwave them if you are in a hurry.
The key is to let it defrost thoroughly and then reheat them. Add a dusting of sugar, and you are good to go.
I hope this article helped you freeze and store Welsh cakes for the long term.
If you have any doubts or would like to share some freezing hacks of your own, it would be great to hear from you.
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