Everyone loves the taste of fresh bread. Unfortunately, many people store bread badly, which causes it to become stale quickly. This can be remedied by knowing the most important rules of bread storage. Find out how to keep bread fresh for longer
How to choose a breadbox?
Wooden bread loaf
Many people choose a breadbox. It is a good choice if you want your bread to stay fresh for longer. A breadbox should allow air to get inside. Otherwise the bread may get stale quickly. Wooden bread loaves, also those made of bamboo will be an ideal choice. Bread can be stored in them without plastic bags.
Metal bread loaf
Bread makers made of metal have also appeared on the market. They have their pluses because they look nice and are easy to clean. The problem, on the other hand, is the lack of access to fresh air. Additionally, a metal container heats up much faster. Therefore, it should not stand near a stove or a window. A good solution will be to buy a ceramic bread container, which will be covered with a wooden board. It is very important to wash the loaf pan regularly, preferably every time you put a fresh loaf in it
A metal loaf pan can be washed with water and dishwashing liquid. It is a big mistake to store bread in foil for a long time because it collects a lot of moisture, which may cause bacteria to build up. Foil wrapping, on the other hand, will be a good option if you want to freeze bread. However, the best way is to store bread in linen bags, which can be washed and which keep the crust of the bread crispy
On the other hand, bread rolls with fillings, such as cheese or garlic butter, should not be kept in breadboxes because the smells are easily transferred to other types of bread. You can store them in the refrigerator, but not for more than one day
Plastic boxes and linen bags
Bread can also be stored in tipped plastic containers and in linen bags in the kitchen cupboard. It’s a good idea to check the shelf for crumbs, which quickly attract ants and food moths. Paper bags for bread are also available in ecological stores. This is a good solution if you only want to store bread for a few days
How to freeze bread?
Bread can be frozen as long as it is wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or put in a plastic box. Never freeze bread cut into slices. Bread should be thawed at room temperature. A good way to defrost bread is also to defrost it in an oven set at about 160 degrees with a fan. This way it will stay crunchy and taste like bread straight from the bakery. You can also freeze and defrost rolls in the same way