Transporting bread cross continent - need ideas
Next month I'm flying back east to be with family around Thanksgiving. I'm planning to bake up a few batches of cookies and ship them ahead of time. But then my sister said something like, "I was hoping for a loaf of bread." I told her the logistics of that were beyond me, but then I got to thinking.
I could bake up some good bread - maybe a loaf and some rolls - and freeze it (so I don't have to be baking at the last minute) and then somehow stick it into my luggage so that it won't get crushed. Or I could mail it ahead - after working out some logistical details.
I will be travelling all day the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and the freezers there may well be full. So a good-keeping bread would be in order. Sounds like sourdough to me - but my luck with sourdough so far is spotty, so other suggestions along this line would be appreciated.
Other thoughts about mailing or packing bread cross country would also be appreciated. Has anyone else been faced with this? What have you done?