Debra from Seattle, Washington wrote to us yesterday because she had just finished preparing some homemade zwieback biscuits and realized it was going to take her baby quite some time to eat through the batch! She asked
Can you freeze homemade zwieback – and if so, for how long?
It IS possible to freeze homemade zwieback, but you have to be careful when you do it. By its very nature, zwieback is extremely dry and hard – if it takes on the slightest moisture, the texture is ruined.
If you want to try freezing it, we suggest sealing it completely in a good few layers of food safe wrap, then popping it into a zip-top bag for extra protection! It will keep in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
However, we’ve never found that we needed to freeze our homemade zwieback, because it lasts for SUCH a long time anyway!
This is due to the fact that it’s completely dry, which prevents spoilage if it is properly stored in an airtight container. Whilst it seems as if it would last almost indefinitely, we can say with certainty that we’ve still used ours well into the second week before we’ve finished our supply, and it’s still as good as the day it was made!
If you’ve never made homemade zwieback and you’d like to give it a try, you can find our recipe here.