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Storing home made bread

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bjonesreborn Sat 23-May-20 08:50:18

Does anyone have any top tips for storing home made bread to make it last? I have only recently started making my own bread, which I love. I’ve tried keeping it in a plastic bag but doesn’t seem to keep fresh for long. Many thanks

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Toomboom Sat 23-May-20 08:56:50

Home made bread doesn't keep for long as it doesn't have preservatives in it. Home made really needs to be eaten on the day it is made, or toasted the day after.

karmakameleon Sat 23-May-20 09:00:45

I wrap mine in a tea towel and store in the bread bin but agree, it doesn’t stay fresh for long.

Chasingsquirrels Sat 23-May-20 09:00:53

Make smaller loaves?
There are 3 of us here and a small breadmaker loaf (1.5lb - 3 cups of flour) doesn't last a day so storage isn't an issue.
If I make a bigger one (2lb - 4 cups of flour) anything left get toasted for breakfast.
I put on in on a timer last night that will be ready in 30 mins.

ReginaldMolehusband Sat 23-May-20 09:01:53

Internet wisdom suggested a cotton bag would keep bread fresher than other methods. Been using one for a few months and can't see much difference. Looks tidier and nicer though.

karmakameleon Sat 23-May-20 09:02:54

Or you can use this trick to revive an uncut loaf.

www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/a575826/how-to-revive-stale-bread/

fessmess Sat 23-May-20 09:02:52

I slice and freeze mine as I am the only one who eats spelt. It lasts a couple of weeks in there.

PurpleDaisies Sat 23-May-20 09:03:14

I freeze lots.

Redwinestillfine Sat 23-May-20 09:04:23

I used to slice mine once cooled and freeze several slices together so I could use as required

bluefoxmug Sat 23-May-20 09:06:24

tea towel in bread bin.
it will get stale before it goes off - but it will still be nice as toast.
or slice it and freeze it. defrost in toaster.

Ariela Sat 23-May-20 09:11:04

I use a large food-grade polyurethane laminate bag (you can buy them as nappy bags, Applecheeks are food grade) , as this is breathable , keeps bread fresh and still moist enough to use without going mouldy for a whole week.
Or slice and freeze some slices

smokescreen Sat 23-May-20 09:22:37

This was me a few weeks ago, made my very first loaf. I researched it and like pp say, realised nothing would make it stay fresh beyond a day or two. Ended up using some plain food bags from Waitrose.

It tasted absolutely divine as toast when it went stale though. I think I even preferred it!

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