Making my loaf of bread last longer.
I always have at least a half a loaf of bread from my local bakery leftover after eating it for a couple days.I always buy the unsliced.It's starting to get stale.I have frozen my bread,or have kept it in the fridge.I'm not sure if this is the best way of keeping it.Any suggestions on making my bread last a little longer? I have made lot's of breadcrumbs and fed the rest to the ducks.
I cut the bread into managable pieces (not sliced), put in a good freezer zip lok bag and freeze.
I'll remove it the night before I need it and put in the fridge to defrost.
By morning it is defrosted. I slice it and then short time in the toaster oven brings it back to life. The crust is even crusty and not soggy. Works for bagels and bialys too!!
I've heard that keeping bread in the fridge makes it get stale faster. I buy good whole grain, often sourdough bread & get it sliced at the bakery, use what I want for that day, then freeze the rest, well wrapped.
It's easy & fast to defrost a couple of slices at room temp when I want it.