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Jan 18, 2005 01:24 PM

Storing baked bread

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So in a recently purchased bread book we received over the holidays, my BF and I have been baking up all sorts of loaves of this that and the other thing. In the book, it suggests storing freshly baked breads in a cloth bread bag. Any hints or tips as to where one could find such things? If not, any suggestions on suitable substitutes for keeping bread from going stale (other than freezing it)?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. They may suggest the cloth bag so moisture doesn't form. I think it would go stale pretty fast in a cloth bag tho. I bake bread all the time, and let it cool completely, then store it in plastic bags that I recycle from the grocery store - the kind they have outside the bread bins when you buy bagels and hot dog buns. We are fond of the twist and tuck closer method :-) which keeps me from having to dig up twist ties. I do use twist ties for the freezer tho. Just remember, the less fat in the recipe, the faster it will dry out. And we always add a teaspoon of vinegar to the recipe, which keeps the mold at bay longer, especially in the summer.

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    1. re: Cyndy

      For breads with a sturdy crust, you simply cut them on one end and lay that end atop a bread board.

      FOr thinner crusted bread, I have used a ceramic bread box similarly, to great effect.

      Whatever you do, do not refrigerate bread.

      1. re: Karl S.

        I bake bread a few times a week. I wrap the cooled bread in wax paper, then in a brown paper bag.

        This method works for me!

    2. For a crusty bread, store in a paper bag.