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Can You Freeze Leftover Dough From a Pop Open Can of Biscuits?

by Wendy K. Leigh, studioD

Canned biscuit dough is convenient and easy to bake, but it has a limited shelf life once you pop it open. Freeze unused raw biscuit dough as soon as possible, preferably before it begins to rise when it's exposed to air. The longer it is exposed to air, the less likely the freezing process will provide good results.

If You Must

Quick breads, including canned biscuits, freeze better if they are cooked first, but you can also freeze raw biscuit dough for up to one month at zero degrees Fahrenheit. It is likely the dough will not rise as well once it has been frozen, and the texture will not be as soft and tender as fresh biscuits.

Divided They Stand

Lay the raw biscuit dough out on a cookie tray and freeze for a few minutes until the dough begins to harden, then transfer the individual biscuits to zip-top freezer bags or freezer containers. Remove one at a time, as needed, and allow the dough to thaw before baking it according to the original instructions.

About the Author

Wendy K. Leigh is a travel writer and photojournalist from Seattle. She is the Editor of Islands America, a travel website for visiting islands within the United States. She also writes about home design, food and historical architecture. Leigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington.

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