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Storing home baked breads

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#1 Fillyjonk

Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:39 PM

How do I store home baked breads for maximum freshness?

I've been baking a lot of my own bread recently. For a while we were devouring it long before it had a chance to go stale.

Now we've scaled back (probably a healthy thing) and I am not sure what is the best way to store it.

Airtight container? Freezer? Do I freeze as soon as it cools?

#2 Ozquoll

Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:51 PM

I keep it in a plastic bag for about 24 hrs, and if there’s any left I slice and freeze it. HTH 🙂.


Edited by Ozquoll, 15 April 2019 - 11:52 PM.

#3 spr_maiden

Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

Would one of the reusable bread bags do?
Onya brand, or the canvas drawstring bags?

#4 eigne

Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:07 AM

I use a large airtight plastic container

#5 dearydo

Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:26 AM

I've tried a number of different things but kept coming back to a super large zip lock bag. Not pretty at all but it works.

#6 can'tstayaway

Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:32 AM

I’m in a humid climate and bread grows a white mould that’s hard to see. I slice and freeze once we’ve eaten what we want fresh so it probably only a few hours after being baked.

#7 WaitForMe

Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:36 AM

Freeze it.

Cut the loaf in half and freeze it as soon as its cooled down. Or just make less.

#8 hills mum bec

Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:05 AM

We use a large ziplock bag for ours.

#9 Fillyjonk

Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:18 PM

Thanks for the replies. I made a batch of hot cross buns today and put most in the freezer in a zip lock bag as soon as they cooled.

Just to see how it goes! (And to stop myself binge eating them).

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