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How To Keep Your Sandwich Bread Fresh

Fridge? Freezer? Bread Box? You have probably heard it all.

After looking through the bread aisle and finally choosing that perfectly soft sandwich bread, the last thing you want is for it to lose that soft, fresh bread texture. It is completely normal for bread to go stale or to mould over time (that just means it includes real ingredients) but there are a variety of ways you can make your tasty Backerhaus Sandwich Bread last longer, and we are here to share our top “Do’s and Don’ts” when storing your bread.

 

DO: Freeze Your Bread

A fresh loaf of bread will have a shorter lifespan than highly processed breads, so if you know right away that your slices of bread won’t be eaten up fast enough, toss it in the freezer to lock in that delicious, fresh taste longer. Follow these steps to freeze your bread properly, and tips on how to keep it in its best state!

  1. If you know you won’t be able to finish half of your loaf, put the remaining bread in the freezer right away to keep it fresh.
  2. No need to do anything fancy, simply tie your bread bag back up properly and place it in your freezer.
  3. When it comes time to bring out your frozen bread, thaw it directly on your counter.
  4. Your loaf will start to reabsorb any water that has collected inside the bag, bringing it back to its original state.

DO: Store in a Drawer

There is a reason bread boxes exist or custom cupboards that hold your sliced bread perfectly, and that’s because your drawer is the best place to store your bread. If you know it will be eaten up the week you purchased it, a dry, cool place is perfect to maintain that quality freshness you are looking for in Backerhaus Bread.

DON’T: Store on top of the Fridge

It seems to be a classic mistake. You come home from your grocery trip, and find yourself putting the same items on top of the fridge; bread, and cereal. Keeping your fresh loaf on top of the fridge will add more moisture to your bread, making it go mouldy quickly! So where should you store it? Keep reading to find out.

DON’T: Store in the Fridge

This one is tricky, as lots of people tend to keep their sliced bread in the fridge, however storing your bread in the fridge is the fastest way to make it go stale. That once soft, delicate, and hearty bread, is now stale and hard. But there is a way to use your cold bread, and that is toasted! If you choose to keep it in the fridge, it may take away that soft texture it once had, but using cold bread is perfectly fine for toasting.

DON’T: Throw Away Stale Bread 

Alright so you put your bread in the fridge, didn’t toast it, and now it is completely stale. Don’t throw it away, keep it! There are so many great recipes you can create with stale bread that are worth the hype.

  1. Croutons: Trust us, using homemade croutons is 10x better than the bagged kind. You get to add all your own flavours and spices to them, making them incredibly versatile for any type of salad.
  2. Bread Pudding: What better way to use stale bread than to have it soak up sweet custard?
  3. French Toast: Use stale bread to your advantage and bring it to life on a Sunday morning.
  4. Breadcrumbs: There always comes a time when you are about to make something and realize you’re out of breadcrumbs. This is a great way to get the most out of your bread without throwing it away.

 

We want everyone to enjoy Backerhaus Bread at its freshest state, and we have designed our breads and packaging to ensure you get the highest quality sandwich bread. Storing your bread in an optimal way helps maintain that freshly baked taste we have perfected, without any slices going to waste.

 

Look for us at your local Retailer. We can’t wait for you to enjoy our delicious masterfully crafted breads. And, be sure to email our Sales team at sales@backerhausveit.com if you can’t find them!

 

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