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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
yes 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 refrigerator unless it has perishable ingredients
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Description: For long term storage, freeze the bread for up to 2 - 3 months