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Jun 8, 2007 05:04 AM

Frozen Bread?

This is probably a very stupid question...

I have a weird thing abotu frozen foods so I never buy them. However a type of bread that I want to try (Ezekiel Sprouted Grains) is only available frozen in the health food shops where I live.

How do you thaw frozen bread? Do you just stick it in the fridge? On the counter? Does it get soggy? Anything else I have know?

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  1. First, is the frozen bread packaged in a wrapper that has instructions on it? If so, follow them. Otherwise, slow thawing will take place in the fridge, faster thawing will occur on the counter. Is the bread already sliced? If so, you can thaw what you need at a given time.

    I bake bread and freeze it, using only what I need at a given time. Works for me!

    As for the word, 'organic', with respect to how food is produced doesn't register with me. Anything composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen is organic. That includes you and me.

    1. ChiliDude is right about the fridge. But if I'm fast-defrosting bread for say, dinner, I put it on a pizza stone in the oven. Set the oven to the lowest temp and check/rotate often. It always comes out perfectly defrosted and barely toasted.

      1. Bread freezes amazingly well -- even sandwich bread. My family often keeps sandwich bread in the freezer, removing slices as needed.

        Slices thaw quickly at room temp. Even a whole loaf will probably thaw in under an hour . Keep slices wrapped in plastic or they will dry out while thawing. It doesn't get soggy (not sure why ... it just doesn't).

        You can also pop it into the toaster while it's still frozen.

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        1. re: Christnp

          Some toasters even have a defrost function now.

        2. Is it dough or cooked?
          If it's dough defrosting can take several hours. Generally you put it in a bowl or bread pan on a countertop and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap that has been coated with butter or cooking spray, then let it sit until it rises to the desired height.

          1. I fell for the ezekiel sprouted grain thing once. Never again. First of all, it's not real bread; i don't think it has any flour in it. and if it does, it just has a weird and unpleasant consistency. if you're looking for a flourless bread replacement and you're not expecting it to taste or feel like real bread, then go for it. otherwise, run far in the opposite direction.

            as far as freezing bread goes: we keep our bread and pitas in the freezer and thaw it, as we need it. we don't eat a lot of bread and it tends to go stale before we get through it, so this has been a good solution for us. i'll usually either pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds or put it right into the toaster. otherwise, just leave slices out for ten minutes or so and they'll defrost. if i buy fresh bread or a baguette from a bakery, i'll try to get through it before it goes stale. otherwise, defrost in microwave and crisp it up in the oven.