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violet eyes

storing fresh baked bread

How do you store your homebaked bread?
Now that I use a breadmaker I find storing it a bit of a problem. The smaller 400g size loaf just about fits into a large freezer bag so that's not too much of problem but if I make a loaf that's larger, it is.
I have been wrapping it in foil but that's not the answer.
Do any of you use a bread bin, if so does it keep ok unwrapped or do you also need something to wrap it up in while in the bin?
I'm so glad I bought my breadmaker :o)

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Gerry

keeping bread

I make bread every other day for 2 of us, daily if we have visitors. When cold I wrap it in a freezer bag and keep it in a bin. Maybe we get through more bread than you do. Our hens like it so some goes to them.

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Biggles !

Storing fresh baked bread

Hi Violet Eyes, I do the same as Gerry. When cold I store the bread in a freezer bag loosely tied off and then in the bread bin.

Check out different freezer bag manufacturers because bag shapes and lengths can be different. I have no problem storing my 2 pound loaf in a large freezer bag. Delighted you are enjoying making bread xx

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Yummy

Storing Fresh Bread

I use it the day it's made, then slice it and freeze it in a freezer bag, then get out and de-frost how many slices I need. I suppose it depends on how fast it is used .

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violet eyes

storing fresh baked bread

Thanks to you all.
I have tried to get larger freezer bags but can't find any as that would solve my problem. I shall have to look further afield.
I suppose I make bread every other day as it is so delicious to eat,and makes lovely toast. The easy ciabatta is really nice but that's a slightly larger loaf and won't fit the bag.

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Gerry

large freezer bags

Violet eyes, Waitrose sells large freezer bags in which my 2lb loaves have loads of room to be wrapped.

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violet eyes

storing fresh baked bread

Gerry thanks very much for that. We do have a Waitrose, haven't been for a while but will give them a look asap.

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Gerry

violet eyes

They sell small, medium and large. Sometimes my branch is out of one of them. It's the large you need.

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violet eyes

storing fresh baked bread

Managed to get to Waitrose and bought the bags. Never seen a freezer bag so large, just what I needed. 25 for £1.50 what a bargin :o) Thanks.

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jampling

Storing fresh baked bread

It's always so nice to see a member get exactly the solution they need from others on here. I have also learned a lot from the advice given, so thanks to all. Maybe I'll get that soda bread recipe out again tomorrow!

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Tompeters

storing fresh bread

As many others have said...cool and wrap loosely in a freezer bag - I use plastic clips not wires or knots. I never ever freeze. Make daily or keep for up to three days. I re-use the freezer bags at least half a dozen times. Waitrose Canadian is sublime.

I slice on a machine and don't let anyone else touch it - not even Thomasina. Quirky I am.

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John S.

storing fresh baked bread

I store mine in kitchen waste bin liner bags (new ones of course), the white ones from Costco, use them once or twice for bread then use in the waste bin, the bread stays good and fresh for at least three days.

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Tompeters

storing fresh bread

That's an excellent idea John and the principle can be extended to many disposable products.

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violet eyes

storing fresh baked bread

I have to admit that I didn't just buy the freezer bags in Waitrose.I also bought some of their Very Strong Canadian bread flour which I have bought before and used when making bread by hand, but never tried in my breadmaker.
Made a loaf yesterday using it and was very pleased with the outcome. I was very happy with the flour I have been using which is a locally milled flour but this flour may just make me change my mind. I need to make 2 loaves in one day using both flours and do a taste test. The Waitrose flour loaf was a bit taller in height but as they say size isn't everything. Watch this space!

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Mike_of_Frome

Thanks to all

Thanks for all the info. Just started making bread ( in fact, just started learning cooking skills .... and at 69 it proves that it's never too late to learn :-) ). Treated myself to a bread maker, a brilliant investment, bye-bye to supermarket bread now there is no going back. I have been loosely wrapping my bread in foil and stored under an upturned plastic biscuit 'tin'; seems to keep ok. I tend to be baking every 2 days so it doesn't really get the opportunity to go stale. Cannot see it lasting any longer, it's too nice :-)

 
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