Cooling Breads

Let quick bread loaves cool a few minutes in the pan (follow recipe directions), then carefully remove from pan to a wire cooling rack. The steam that condenses during standing makes these quick breads easier to remove from the baking pan. If the loaf sticks to the pan, carefully run a small flexible metal spatula or thin-bladed knife around the sides to loosen. Quick bread loaves which are cooled in the pan too long may become soggy.

Keep in mind the following tips:
  • Coffeecakes cool in their baking pan placed on a wire cooling rack. Most coffeecakes are best served warm from the oven.
  • Quick bread loaves slice more easily when completely cool. Although they can be served the day they are made, many taste even better the next day.
  • When completely cool, wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in resealable plastic bags.