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Thread: Storing Home-made Bread

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    Storing Home-made Bread

    Has anyone found a good way of storing plain, white home-made sandwich bread? My husband is the one who eats bread so one loaf doesn't go very fast in our house. I have found that after bread has been frozen, it doesn't slice very well but I haven't tried slicing it before freezing. I would prefer not to freeze it at all if there is a better solution. We live in a very humid climate. Any suggestions? Thanks

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    I slice it before I freeze it! We eat some in the 24 first hours, then the next morning I slice it, put it in ziploc and freeze it. My husband is the one who eats bread more than I do. If I want to make a sandwich, even sliced before freezing, it is not the best tender soft bread but I have not found any other way either.

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    I keep all my store bought bread and buns in the fridge to prevent mold. I never have to worry about home made bread even getting stale in my house.

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    I also slice it before freezing it put in zip lock bags, and I don't know if it is the recipe I use or what but it's as good as fresh when I pull it out of the freezer.

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    Ditto Tartan. Living down here at the Gulf with all the humidity, bread molds fast (a/c or not). Doesn't take that long to thaw. Overnight works just fine. We go through a lot of bread. I've cut back. I was given a solid loaf around the holidays. The bread maker told me to go ahead and slice if I wanted before freezing. But always use a very sharp bread knife to cut. They're usually serrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryel View Post
    I also slice it before freezing it put in zip lock bags, and I don't know if it is the recipe I use or what but it's as good as fresh when I pull it out of the freezer.
    We eat nothing but homemade bread. We also slice it and put it in a plastic bag (any plastic bag works) and store it in the freezer. It stays very fresh and we love it. We use the Betty Crocker Sour Dough Starter recipe from their web site and the bread takes about 5 minutes to get ready for the bread machine. A little time necessary to feed and keep the starter going. It's well worth it as the bread is fantastic.

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    jI am in Nebraska and I bake twice a week. I store a large loaf of bread this way. I wrap it in two large paper towels as soon as it comes out of the oven. Then I put it in a 2 gal. zip lock bag and keep it zipped. The paper towel will get pretty wet for the first day and then as the bread needs the moisture it wicks it back into the bread. We don't have stale hard bread and it doesn't mold in three or four days and by that time it's gone. If there is any left (which is rare)and it's time to bake again, I feed it to the birds.

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    I make bread machine bread and have found using King Arthur bread bags help keep it fresh. They are thick and reusable, too.

    http://search.kingarthurflour.com/se...roducts&w=bags
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    I make bread machine bread and have found using King Arthur bread bags help keep it fresh. They are thick and reusable, too.

    http://search.kingarthurflour.com/se...roducts&w=bags
    I love using King Arthur flours.

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    Tupperware. There are all different sizes and shapes of containers for every need.

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