After putting in the extra effort to produce a beautiful cake, pie or bread in a high elevation kitchen, many DIY bakers sadly remember to turn off the oven yet forget to store their Baked good properly. Or maybe no one has ever informed them that their Baked Goods might not only require a little extra flour and water, but plastic wrap as well. Of course, if the only thing you bake are brownies that you eat in one sitting before they’ve cooled, you don’t need to worry about silly things such as “storage.” For the rest of ya’ll, here’s what you need to know about storing your baked goods in places like Denver:
- Baked goods are prone to drying out and quickly becoming stale at high elevations.
- Recipes that have been adjusted for high altitudes will produce baked goods that stay fresh longer.
- For short-term storage, wrap baked goods in airtight plastic wrap or place them inside sealable plastic bags.
- For long-term storage, find (or make) some space in the freezer. Prepare your goodies for hibernation by wrapping them in several layers of airtight plastic and then either covering them with heavy foil or placing them inside heavy-duty freezer bags.