The Fresh Loaf

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Freezing

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judyinnm's picture
judyinnm

Freezing

I want to partially bake several loaves, to be frozen, and thawed and complete baking later.  How long should I patially bake them. so that yeast acitvity is stopped, but the loaves aren't completely done?

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HogieWan

make sure they are cooked, but not browned.  most loaves will set and the dough turn to bread before it's thoroughly cooked

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fancypantalons

Why do you want to do this, as opposed to fully baking them, and then later defrosting them and heating them in the oven?  I ask because it's very tricky in a home setting to parbake bread so the middle sets, but the outside doesn't brown.