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What is the best way to thaw frozen hot dog buns so the ice doesn't melt and make it all soggy?

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Hot dog buns are made with a yeast-leavened dough. A leaven is a substance that, when added to the dough, causes fermentation and the release of carbon dioxide gas. The trapped gas accumulates and expands causing the dough to rise. The application of heat during baking evaporates the alcohol (the fermented by-product) and causes the trapped gas to ’explode’, creating the cracks and holes you see in the bread. While freezing, the moisture in the bread solidifies into ice crystals. During thawing, the bubbles created by the gas ’explosion’ forces the bread to collapse under it’s own weight; changing it’s density and causing it to be soggy. Much like a sponge. There are three ways to avoid a soggy bun while thawing: 1. At room temperature: *Thaw at room temperature in the bag. Thawing in the fridge will make them tougher (too slow of a temp. change for successful transitioning of ’solid to liquid to gas’ state). 2. In the oven: Key word here is ’carefully’. more
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Hot dog buns are made with a yeast-leavened dough. A leaven is a substance that, when added to the dough, causes fermentation and the release of carbon dioxide gas. The trapped gas accumulates and expands causing the dough to rise. The application of heat during baking evaporates the alcohol (the fermented by-product) and causes the trapped gas to ’explode’, creating the cracks and holes you see in the bread. While freezing, the moisture in the bread solidifies into ice crystals. During thawing, the bubbles created by the gas ’explosion’ forces the bread to collapse under it’s own weight; changing it’s density and causing it to be soggy. Much like a sponge. There are three ways to avoid a soggy bun while thawing: 1. At room temperature: *Thaw at room temperature in the bag. Thawing in the fridge will make them tougher (too slow of a temp. change for successful transitioning of ’solid to liquid to gas’ state). 2. In the oven: Key word here is ’carefully’. Remove the frozen buns from ... more
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