wrapping bread for swap meet - and baking ahead
First I want to say hello! to everybody. I've missed chatting about bread - and missed baking it even more. Awhile back I suspected some food allergies, so decided to test some changes in my diet. To my dismay, I found that I do feel a lot better when I don't eat wheat or dairy. There was no way I could bake bread all the time and not eat it.
I've changed my focus to another hobby - gardening. I'm attending my first plant swap in a few weeks. Since I have almost no plants to trade, I decided to make some bread. With very rusty skills, some no-knead multi-grain seems good. I'd like to bake it a week or two ahead. I have some of the Glad Cling Wrap to freeze it in.
I could use some suggestions for thawing. Is there a good way to restore some crispness to the crust?
Then there's the whole issue of bagging it. Does anyone know where I can buy some paper bags for boules? I don't mind buying more than I need this time, as I may do this again in the future. Or do you have other inexpensive suggestions for packaging?