Keeping bread fresh
Probably each of us knows the problem that bread which is not eaten in time, gets hard or starts to mold. So what can you do to prevent this and to keep bread fresh?
The best thing is to store your bread in a container that can not be closed too tightly. Therefore, bread boxes, bread cans, bread pots or wooden bread lawers with louvers can be used. It is optimal for the bread when the environment is consistently warm and dry. Therefore, bread boxes should not be near window sills. In addition, it is recommended that only bread should be stored in the bread box, because other pastries, which are sprinkled with salt, remove the water from the bread. To prevent mold in the bread boxes, they should also be cleaned regularly and removed from any leftover crumbs.
If you do not have a bread box or bread can, you can also take a cloth bag. This bag should always be clean and dry and permeable to air. Never store bread in plastic bags or in other airtight bags.
It is good to know that bread should not be stored in the refrigerator, as when stored at 0 degrees the bread gets old faster. The bread should be kept at room temperature.
Frozen bread is best thawed overnight in the kitchen. However, if you need the bread very quickly, wrap the bread in an aluminum foil and put it in the preheated oven. The bread should baked at 200 degrees celsius for approximately 35 minutes. It is best to take small bakeries out of the freezer only one hour before use and quickly put them into the preheated oven.
If it happens that your kept bread gets hard, it does not mean that you have to throw it away right away. For example, you can easily make breadcrumbs out of it. Another option would be to cut the bread into small cubes, sauté them in oil and then enjoy them as croutons in salads or soups.
If you could gather new ideas or keep your bread “successful” in another kind of way, then feel free to let us know and write a comment.
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