Homemade bread is the best, isn’t it?
There is nothing better than pulling a loaf from the oven – the aroma overwhelmingly delicious.
But, if you don’t eat the entire loaf in one day, the bread just isn’t the same two days later.
Without all the dough conditioners and preservatives, homemade bread has a very sort shelf life, especially when it comes to texture.
Since we have not purchased bread in more than 5 years, we’ve tried just about everything to keep bread fresh: storing it cut-side down on a plate, in the microwave, in a bag, in Tupperware… you name it, we’ve tried it.
Keeping Bread Fresh
Here’s what we’ve discovered: the freezer is your best friend.
Freezing your bread preserves the texture of your bread and keeps it incredibly moist for weeks.
Here’s what we do:
1) Bake bread, enjoy it fresh on day one.
2) Slice the entire loaf.
3) Place slices into a freezer-safe plastic bag.
4) Freeze. You can keep your bread in the freezer for a few months.
5) Simply remove slices as you need them.
6) Thaw on a plate and use as you need.
What do you do to keep homemade bread fresh?