Bread Storage Tips

Bread Storage Tips

Easy ways to get the most out of every loaf! Storage Keep bread in a closed bag and in a cool, dry area like a bread box or on the counter. Storing bread in the refrigerator is not recommended as it will dry out the loaf and compromise the wonderful texture. Freezing Breads generally freeze well. If you don’t plan to finish a whole loaf in a day or two just take a portion and enclose it in plastic wrap or a plastic bag and freeze up to three months. Thawing & Refreshing To thaw a slice of frozen bread, try using the thaw setting available on newer toasters or just toast on a low setting. For whole or partial loaves, thaw at room temperature for about an half-hour then place in a pre-heated 250°C oven for 15 minutes or until the crust is crisp again. Never microwave bread; it will ruin the lovely, crisp crust and moist chewy interior. To refresh day-old bread, sprinkle with a bit of water and warm in a 200°C oven for about 5 minutes. The crust will regain a crisp texture. Nothing beats a warm loaf of bread from the oven!

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