Need The Dough? Lengthen The Life Of French Bread And Waste Less Money

Posted on: 29 October 2015

If french bread is one of your family's favorite items to consume and you find that you are wasting a large portion of each loaf that you purchase, due to it becoming stale, learn ways to keep the bread fresher for a longer amount of time. As a result, you won't waste as much bread and you will save money by making purchases less often.

Freeze Bread That Will Be Eaten Later

As soon as you bring a loaf of bread home, decide how quickly you and your family are going to be using it. If most of the bread is not going to be eaten right away, store the unneeded portion inside of your freezer. Cut the section that is being stored from the rest of the loaf. Wrap it up in aluminum foil and place it inside of a freezer bag before setting it in the freezer. Store the remainder of the loaf inside of a bread box and encourage each family member to eat it before it hardens.

The bread that is inside of the freezer will remain fresh for several months. When you and your family are ready to consume it, thaw it out for a few minutes and heat it up inside of a microwave to soften it. 

Heat Up Stale Bread

If french bread becomes stale, it does not need to be tossed in the trash immediately. Instead, heat it up and eat it. Cut the stale bread into thin slices and lay them in a single layer on a baking tray. Slide the tray into the oven and heat it up at a warm setting for a few minutes. The bread will soften from this process. Enjoy the bread as soon as it is removed from the oven and dispose of any pieces that are not consumed.

If you are going to be serving a meal, you can use the bread as part of the ingredients. Layer sauce and cheese on top of each slice before heating them up and you will have some delicious french bread pizzas to serve your family.

Keep Bread Dry

Never place french bread in a moist environment because this can cause it to become moldy. Avoid placing the bread inside of a refrigerator and always store it in an airtight container. If you do not own a bread box, simply placing a loaf of french bread inside of a sealed plastic or canvas bag will prevent it from being exposed to humid conditions and will help it retain its freshness.

All of these tips will help you get the most bang for your buck each time that you purchase french bread and you will find that you are wasting less of it each time that you make a purchase from your bread supplier.