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Do you freeze bread before or after baking it?

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unsureunderneath Thu 27-Sep-12 14:01:32

Which one produces the best bread when defrosted?

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 27-Sep-12 15:43:23

I would bake then defrost, this is especially good for a sourdough, it seems to have no impact on the flavour or texture at all. I normally freeze one or two loaves a week, mostly types of self-leavened bread (sourdough).

I wouldn't freeze unbaked dough as I would be worried about the yeast dying,although I have never done it myself.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 27-Sep-12 15:55:19

Sorry first line should read, "I would bake then freeze" not defrost, baking bread at the moment!

unsureunderneath Fri 28-Sep-12 19:33:15

Thank you. I baked and then froze as I wasn't sure. Good to know that was the right way to do it.

VikingVagine Fri 28-Sep-12 22:06:30

Slightly undertake the loaf, then freeze. To defrost, put it in a warm oven for about ten to fifteen minutes.

VikingVagine Fri 28-Sep-12 22:06:53

Under bake.

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