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Storing Bread

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Keep Bread Fresh

  • Keep pan breads tightly wrapped and store at room temperature. Refrigerator storage has a tendency to stale bread quickly. Refrigerate only those breads that have a custard or meat filling. Crusty breads should be stored in paper bags that breathe.
  • To freeze, wrap in air-tight, freezer-suitable packaging. Freeze and hold breads and rolls at 0 degrees up to three to six months. Commercially baked breads may be frozen in their own wrappings if they are used in one or two weeks.
  • Thaw frozen bread at room temperature. Microwave thawing is not recommended because bread may dry out and become over-heated, which results in toughening.

Crusty Breads Storage Tip

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