Whether served as dinner rolls or with hot dogs and burgers, buns are almost always better when they're warm and soft. Using simple insulation techniques and warming tools ensure bread buns stay nice and warm throughout the meal.
Lining Bread Baskets
Line a bread basket with a layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Cover the aluminum foil with a large cloth napkin long enough to hang over the sides of the basket.
Add the warm bread buns to the basket.
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Bring the hanging ends of the napkins up and over the bread and tie loosely. Keep closed until ready to serve.
Terra-Cotta Bread Warmer
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the terra-cotta bread warmer in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Line a bread basket with a cloth napkin.
Place the hot terra-cotta warmer in the bottom of the lined bread basket.
Add the buns to the basket, and cover loosely by tying the ends of the napkin together over the buns until ready to serve.
Turn the slow cooker on to the warm setting.
Wrap the buns in aluminum foil and place inside of the slow cooker.
Keep the buns in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
To serve, transfer the buns to a lined bread basket, or place the slow cooker insert directly on a trivet on the table.
Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.