Tips For Keeping Your Potato Buns From Getting Stale

If you are planning a picnic for a lot of people, you're probably not going to leave the shopping up to chance. You probably have gone out in advance to buy all of the meat, side dishes, plastic silverware, and other things you need for the picnic. You want everything that you're buying to stay good for as long as possible. However, you might worry that your buns are going to get stale. Here are some tips for making sure that you are able to keep your potato buns from getting stale.

1. Keep the Bag Sealed

The first thing that you want to do is make sure that you keep the bag sealed. The reason for this is that if you let air into the bag, you are going to speed up the process of oxygenation, which is going to cause the buns to get stale. You also reduce the chances that excess moisture is going to get into the bag, which could cause mold to form.

2. Keep the Buns Stored in the Dark

The next thing that you want to do is make sure that you are storing the buns out of direct sunlight. This will help keep them squishy and fresh for a longer period of time.

3. Be Ready to Improvise

Finally, if the worst should occur and the potato buns did go stale, you will need to take action in order to make sure that they still taste good. This will not work if the buns are moldy, but will work for stale buns. First, open up the hot dog or hamburger buns. Add a light layer of butter to the insides of the buns as well as to the edges. Then, take the buns and lay them face down onto a pizza pan or cookie sheet. Place them in the oven for 20 seconds and check to see if they have been lightly toasted. If not, put them back in.

The butter will help mimic the same freshness of flavor that the buns had a day or two ago, and the fact that they are toasted will hide any unpleasant textures. The bread is still good, just not as fresh, and taking these steps will help hide that fact.

For more information, talk to the bakery where you got the potato buns. They will likely be more than happy to set an order up for you so that the buns will be baked and ready the day that you actually need them so that you don't have to worry about this.