The Fresh Loaf

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How do you keep homemade bread?

stevejock1's picture

How do you keep homemade bread?

My live-in lover and I have been making bread like crazy and we ju speed test st keep our finished loaves in large ziploc bags to keep them fresh. It works, but I just want to know if there's a better/less wasteful/more attractive way of keepin showbox g homemade bread. usps tracking

MTloaf's picture

Funny you should mention that. Breadmaking at times involves too much plastic of the single use variety and I am trying to reduce the use of it. I just started to reuse and repurpose these plastic bins that salad greens come in. So far it seems to work as well as, if not better than a bread sack. You could peel off the stickers if you wanted a more attractive bread box.


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Edo Bread's picture
Edo Bread

We have been using these for years. I think they are awesome

JeremyCherfas's picture

Clean tea towel inside a plastic bag. I've heard good things about wax-impregnated wraps, but have not actually tried them.

gerryp123's picture

When I bake a (large ) loaf half is stored on the kitchen counter in a flax-cloth bread bag, and the other half goes into the freezer wrapped in cling-wrap and then placed in a zip-lock bag.  Once defrosted this bread also goes into the bread bag.

The bread bag keeps bread (almost) fresh for about a week.  Bread tastes just fine especially if toasted.

Bread obsessed's picture
Bread obsessed

What kind of cloth bags do you all use?  I've tried some linen bags bought on Amazon, but my loaves get stale quickly.  I bought a bread box, but in it they get mouldy (maybe too airtight?)

For now I save/reuse any commercial bread bags, but my goal is to stop buying commercial breads, so that won't work long.

I read someone uses 2 linen bags one over another, will try that next.