We take great pride in providing you with a quality gluten free product line with over 70 items now on the menu here at Artizan Gluten Free Bakery, Rockhampton.
Here are some simple care and defrosting guidelines for you to follow to get the most out of your delicious purchase…Happy eating from the Team at Artizan Gluten Free Bakery.
Gluten Free Muffins
Gluten Free Muffins can be thawed completely at room temperature, or heat frozen muffins in the microwave or conventional oven as directed below:
- For microwave oven, place unwrapped muffin on napkin, microwave-safe paper towel or plate. Microwave on HIGH about 30 seconds for each muffin.
- For conventional oven, heat foil-wrapped muffins at 180°C 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the muffins.
Gluten Free Bread Products
FIRST RULE – When freezing into smaller amounts, make sure no air gets into the packaging by double bagging or tightly wrapping the pieces in glad wrap. This will stop water droplets from forming on the inside of the slices, resulting in freezer burn
Reheating it again later makes the bread release its water cells and make it seem moist and steamy like its fresh out of the oven!! so you must plan to consume all that you defrost in the one sitting because you will lose all of that moisture and it will go rock hard.
SECOND RULE – Don’t Thaw Bread on the Bench—Heat It!!
Allowing Gluten Free bread to defrost on the counter at room temperature can actually make it go stale. Heating the bread, on the other hand “will get the starch and water molecules to break down the water crystals, producing soft, ready-to-eat bread.
With individual slices – microwave them on high power until softened, 15 to 25 seconds. If you’d rather skip the microwave, you can also bake slices on a baking tray at 170°c for approx 5 minutes.
If you need to defrost an entire loaf of bread – it can be defrosted in the oven at 170°c until soft and fully thawed in the middle. However, it is best to eat the ENTIRE loaf if you do this, as the loaf will not handle refreezing.
If you prefer toasted bread, you can toast bread slices straight from frozen, adding a minute or two to the toasting time.
Pies and Savoury Items
FIRST RULE – Always thaw baked goods IN THEIR WRAPPING. That keeps the condensation on the outside of the wrapping, where it won’t add water to the crust.
SECOND RULE – I never defrost frozen gluten free pies – AFTER removing the plastic cover, I either ‘cook’ them or warm them up thoroughly from frozen (allow at least 45 mins in a medium oven (180 °C) for the family-sized, and 20-30 mins for the individual pies, and be prepared with some foil to stop the pastry getting too brown)! ALWAYS check the internal temperature of your food is over 75 degrees Celsius.
Can we Reheat more than once?
Michael Mosley’s (Trust Me I’m A Doctor SBS) verdict is clear cut: “You can actually reheat your leftovers as many times as you like, as long as you make sure every morsel is piping hot all the way through,” he says. SBS Food put the matter to Lydia Buchtmann, spokesperson for the Food Safety Information Council, who agreed. “You can reheat food as many times as you like, but you need to reheat it to 75 degrees celsius and the only way you can work that out is by using a cooking thermometer,” she adds. The trick is to measure the temperature in the centre of the dish (making sure you’re not touching the thermometer to the base of a hot baking tray, for example) to ensure an accurate reading.
Gluten Free Cakes & Slices
As a general rule for our gf products, we like to defrost the sweets in the fridge and not on the bench. Some of our goodies contain cream, and this is best handled in the right environment so that bacteria is not able to thrive.
So pop them into the fridge straight from the freezer overnight and they will be ready for morning tea the next day! Consume it within 2-3 days as long as your refrigerator is below 5 degrees Celsius.
Gluten Free Cheese & Bacon Scrolls
Place unwrapped in the microwave for 2 minutes then straight into a preheated 200 degrees over for a further 2 minutes, best eaten with lots of butter!!