In a previous post, I have discussed that cornbread goes well with any food. It’s one of the reasons why this traditional American food is very much well loved. So I wouldn’t blame you if you made more cornbread than what you or your family could handle.
What would you do with the extra cornbread? Would you put this in the fridge? Leave it out on the table? Or can you freeze it?
If you freeze cornbread, would there be any difference in the taste and texture of the food? And how long will froze cornbread be safe for consumption?
These are some of the questions I will answer in this post.
Should you freeze cornbread?
Yes, it’s OK to freeze cornbread. In fact, it is a lot better than refrigerating the food.
When you freeze cornbread, you can extend its quality for around 2-3 months. Thus you will still be able to enjoy it on a lazy afternoon, or the morning after a drinking binge.
On the other hand, when you refrigerate cornbread, you are only extending its shelf life by about 2-3 days.
But you should not just put the cornbread in the freezer. There are several things that you ought to keep in mind.
How to spot a spoiled cornbread
How would you know that the cornbread you cooked or given to you is no longer safe for consumption? Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your cornbread has gone bad:
- Molds. You can tell that cornbread has gone rancid by spotting for molds. If there are dark green spots in the bread, then you should not dare eat it.
- Moisture. When the cornbread has become too sticky than usual, it is very likely that it has gone rancid.
- Smell. A sour smell, whether strong or subtle, is a good indicator of cornbread spoilage.
Cornbread is a food that is distinctly American and has a long story in developing recipe. Native Americans have been making it long before the Europeans arrived in the US. It has remained popular through the years because of its nutritional value, ease of preparation and abundant supply of corn. And did I tell you it is very delicious?
And as you have learned in this article, cornbread can be eaten up to 3 months since it was cooked as long as it is frozen. Freezing cornbread is definitely the way to go if you want to extend its storage life.
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