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					 A question often asked when dealing with bread
 and baked goods is what is the proper means for
 storing the product so it stays fresh and safe for
consumption? Without proper storage, your baked
   goods risk going stale faster or worse, being a
    host to food borne illness. We are going to
  discuss some methods to ensure you and your
  family can enjoy your bread in its freshest state
              for as long as possible.




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We always recommend that any baked good including bread be
tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil This is very
important as to protect it from direct outside air contact We also
suggest placing it in an airtight bag or an inverted bowl if necessary
 The goal is to prevent exposure to the air which causes the bread to
stale due to loss of moisture Any exposed part of the bread will soon
become stale and unappealing We have found that the freezer is the
best place to store baked products that will not be consumed
immediately
 However, there is one small hurdle you need to clear with placing
baked goods in the freezer: Freezer Burn The general rule is that
the quicker you freezer freezes the baked good, the less damage
you will do Freezers that are not self-defrosting keep foods longer
and without as many problems (freezer burn, frost, etc
) than those that are not That's because the food doesn't have to go
through constant freezing and quick thawing cycles to prevent ice
buildup in the freezer Despite popular opinion, placing your bread in
the refrigerator actually speeds up the staling process
 Science has concluded that the staling process takes place faster at
the cooler temperature of a refrigerator than at room temperature
For long term storage, freeze the bread for up to 2 - 3 months Either
eat it or freeze it! The rule of thumb is that if any baking recipe
contains a perishable ingredient, it needs to be refrigerated
 That includes cheesecakes, custard or cakes with filled or frosted
with whipped cream and other perishable recipes When serving
perishable food, bacteria that cause food borne illness can
contaminate such food if left out a room temperature Scientists have
found that after 2 hours at room temperature, bacteria can multiply
on foods to high enough levels to cause illness
 Everyone should avoid perishable foods, which are not kept either
cold (or hot) Cold foods are safe if dept cold (below 40 degrees F)
nestled in bowls of ice or replaced often from the refrigerator (Hot
foods kept hot (above 140 degrees F) in a chafing dish, slow cooker,
or warming trays
) There you have it guys Ensure you store your bread properly and
you will be able to enjoy fresh great tasting bread much longer
 Remember the rule: Eat it or freeze it! No more.. refrigerator unless
it has perishable ingredients
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Description: For long term storage, freeze the bread for up to 2 - 3 months Either