Go ahead and make those baked goods for your party ahead of time. This kitchen hack will teach you how to keep baked goods soft longer simply by storing your favorite desserts with a piece of bread!
This simplest kitchen hack you’ll ever love!
I’m excited to share my favorite tried-and-true kitchen hack with you today about how to keep cookies and cakes nice and soft. The trick is to simply store your baked goods with a slice of bread! It sounds crazy, but I swear it works and although it’s not a new trick, it’s one I always like to share with people who’ve never tried it before.
If you bake too many cookies (as if there is such a thing!) and are concerned about them going stale, just add a slice of white bread to the storage container to keep them from hardening. It’s important to note that although this trick is sure to keep cookies soft, they will still begin to taste stale after a while. It’s always best to eat them right away or freeze them until you’ll be able to use them, but sometimes you just want to make a batch of cookies that you can enjoy throughout the week, and this is the perfect way to keep them tasting fresh.
Keep your favorite desserts fresh longer!
For best results, I recommend using a simple white bread with your baked goods. Any other type of bread may transfer its taste, and you don’t want to ruin your tasty sugar cookies with the taste of rye. I’ve heard that this trick can work with other types of baked goods that need to stay soft, but I have only tried it with simple cakes and cookies. The bread can stick to cookies, so I recommend not laying it directly on top of cookies for more than a few days.
Keep baked goods soft longer!
As a dessert blogger, I bake a lot of cakes. In a household of only two where I work from home, I tend to have lots of leftover cake with no one to eat it all. Whenever I bake something that I want to keep enjoying for a few days, I use a toothpick to pin a slice of bread to the cut sections of the cake. Since it’s so hard to store an 8-inch, 3-layer cake, I have no choice but to leave it on a cake stand in the fridge, uncovered. Pinning bread to the cut sections allows the bread to dry out instead of the cake, so when I slice off a piece two days later, it still tastes the same and keeps its moist fluffiness that a cake should have.
Here are a few cake and cookie recipes I know I’d try out with this simple life hack!
- Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- White Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cake
- Chocolate and Red Wine Cake
- Chocolate-Drizzled Ginger Sugar Cookies
Now you (hopefully) won’t have to throw away hard cookies or dried out cake again! My cakes have lasted as long as a full week uncovered in the fridge with just a slice of bread. If you find this simple trick from SoFabFood Home Chef, Holly from Club Crafted, helpful you can find more like it by visiting our kitchen hacks section! For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!