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Dec 22, 2012 09:36 AM

Keeping part of a baguette for the next day

I know they're supposed to be eaten the day purchased, but we can't finish one in one day around here...and it's inconvenient to get to the local store where sold. They're pretty decent ones from a Brooklyn bakery.

I've saved the long paper bags and find that if I wrap the leftover portion in two or three bags, it's pretty edible the next day. If wrapped in plastic bags or Saran Wrap, the crust goes soft.

Of course, toasting or heating often helps too, but that's not ideal.

How do you deal with leftover baguettes?

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  1. A year ago I stuck half a baguette in a Romertopf and promptly forgot about it. Several days later it was still in good shape!
    Now I always store bread in it.

      1. Breadcrumbs. Maybe croutons.

        1. when there is just the 2 of us..more likely than not, I cut it in half when I get home and freeze the other half. That then gets wrapped in foil and reheated for 20-25 mins at 350. Not as agood as the original, but not bad

          1. I wouldn't know, I've never had a leftover baguette. ;)

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            1. re: RetiredChef

              heh - I'm lucky to get home with enough for dinner, let alone have leftovers.

              On that rare occasion, though, I split it and toast it for breakfast.