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Long Life Breads

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jerkor

Long Life Breads

Hi Members

I am very interested in creating a part baked long life bread.  These are widely available in European supermarkets.

Delifrance a France based commercial bakery do many products that have a three month shelf life.  They come in a sealed plastic pack, and go in the oven for 10-12 minutes and you have fresh backed bread.

Does anyone know how they do this.

Regards

J

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LindyD

Delifrance uses modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for such long term storage:

http://modifiedatmospherepackaging.com/Applications/Modified-atmosphere-packaging-bread-products

I could find no list of the ingredients in their bread, so it's quite possible they also use chemicals to prolong the shelf life.