Cooking tips for the caring cook.
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.