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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, web site 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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