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How to store high percentage rye bread appropriately?

milkitten's picture

How to store high percentage rye bread appropriately?


I'd like to know how you guys store your rye bread? What if they contain fruit, nuts or cheese?

I used to wrap in baker's linen and just put on the table at room temperature. However, the weather is so hot these day, I'm worried it might spoil...

Any suggesestion?


Yerffej's picture

You do not define "high percentage" and it does make a difference.  I store 100% rye with flax seeds wrapped tightly in a plastic bag and kept in the refrigerator.  I know that this runs contrary to everything said about proper bread storage but this is 100% rye and that is a very different beast.

Other breads are best stored in a paper bag that is closed tightly and put inside a plastic bag that is not closed at all.  Alternately, old fashioned bread boxes often work very well depending upon their construction.