How to Store Medialunas or Medialunes

Medialunas are a great way to have breakfast or simply a snack. They may be sweet or salty, but you know that, right? So if you are here, I bet you want to know how to store medialunas properly.

Medialunas at room temperature can be in good condition for up to 2 days. In the fridge can be a week at most, while frozen between 1 or 2 months. 

Store Medialunas

If you want to know the right way to store them, I advise you to keep reading.

How to store medialunas at room temperature

Medialunas are a trendy type of bread, and if they are going to be consumed soon, it is best to leave them at room temperature to stay cool.

For this, you must follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Let cool.

If they have just come out of the oven, either because you made them or bought them, it is advisable to let them cool entirely without covering them.

From now to time, it expels its own steam preventing the development of moisture and maintaining its peculiar texture.

  • Step 2: Bag or cover with aluminum foil.

A standard plastic bag (not airtight) would be ideal. However, you can cover the medialunas with aluminum foil.

Thus, it will maintain its freshness for one or two days. After that, they begin to harden and crack.

How to keep medialunas in the fridge

Assuming that you have bought a good amount of freshly made medialunas or that you prepared so many as to stock up for a few daysit is not advisable to leave them at room temperature.

Therefore, refrigerating medialunas is a good option. But you have to do it the right way and thus prevent them from being appeased.

To make sure that doesn’t happen, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Let cool completely.

It could affect their texture if you place them hot directly into the fridge.

  • Step 2: Put in an airtight bag or container.

If the medialunas do not have syrup, they can be stored in an airtight bag to prevent them from absorbing the smell of other foods and moisture from entering.

Otherwise, it is best to arrange the medialunas in an airtight container, next to each other (do not pile them up), and a little separated so that they do not absorb moisture from the syrup of the others. 

If you do not have a container with a lot of space, they can be placed on a tray and covered with plastic film or aluminum foil. This way, they can last a week.  [1]

Remember, the dough is usually puff pastry, and you can check how to store it in the link.

How to freeze medialunas

Freezing medialunas is an option for those looking to keep them in good condition for a long time and eat them only when they feel like it, not to avoid wasting them. 

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Let cool.

You have to wait for them to take all the steam out of the baking.

  • Step 2: Place on a tray.

In this way, they freeze much faster and are highly convenient. You should arrange them in a tray at a certain distance from the others, so they do not stick.

  • Step 3: Cover them or put them in a container.

After they are well frozen, they can be stored in an airtight container, or you can cover the tray with aluminum foil. In this way, medialunas can last one or two months.

To thaw, heat the oven for a few minutes, then place the medialunas for 3 minutes.

How do you know if the medialunas are bad?

Medialunas are best enjoyed when fresh out of the oven, and the ingredients it carries make them unsuitable for preserving for a long time.

To know for sure when they are in poor condition, Medialunas should present these details:

  • Presence of mold: the mold darkens areas of the medialuna, and from there comes a sour smell.
  • White and sticky texture: it is due to an erroneous form of storage and sudden temperature changes.
  • Hardening: as medialunas carry butter and yeast, leaving them for too long outdoors can cause them to harden and become extremely brittle, although they are still suitable for ingesting.

How long do medialunas last?

ProductDuration time
Medialunas at room temperature2-3 days
Medialunas in the fridge1 week
Frozen medialunas2-3 months

What is the best way to preserve medialunas?

It is a complicated answer since, as mentioned above, it is best to eat freshly made medialunas.

However, they can be left in a bag at room temperature for a few days. After this, it is advisable to store the medialunas in the fridge.

Freezing them is an option when you have many of them, and you’re sure you won’t be eating them anytime soon. In this way, it can last a few months in good condition.

If you liked this content about preserving medialunas and want to know more about how to keep other foods, I invite you to continue reading the following posts.


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