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Home made bread - how to store?

(58 Posts)
HurdyGurdy Sun 12-Jul-20 21:21:19

I bought myself a breadmaker as my birthday present to myself, and I've made the first loaf. It smells fab and I can't wait to try it.

But what do you store home-made bread in? I've just wrapped it in a clean tea towel at the moment, but I'm sure there's a better way smile

merlotgran Sun 12-Jul-20 21:25:19

We don't eat a lot of bread but I find the best way to store home made bread is to freeze it. DH slices the loaf and I just take out what I need on a daily basis.

janeainsworth Sun 12-Jul-20 21:25:56

I’ve started making bread since lockdown too, Hurdy.
I just cut off what we need for the day it’s made and the following day. I’ve got a stone bread pancheon and it goes in there, unwrapped.
I put the rest of the loaf in the freezer in a polythene bag.

Ellianne Sun 12-Jul-20 21:29:01

Yes, a clean tea towel to cover it in the bread bin.

Bathsheba Sun 12-Jul-20 21:40:26

Sometimes I slice the loaves then freeze them, other times I simply cut the loaves in half, leave one half out for use and freeze the other 3 (I usually make 2 loaves at a time). I no longer have a bread bin, so I just keep the unfrozen bread in a freezer bag with a plastic clip. (the bags are used over and over again, after a quick wash!)

Ramblingrose22 Sun 12-Jul-20 22:51:02

How do those making bread manage to find any yeast?
I've had to make soda bread when we've run out of bread because there's no yeast at the supermarket.

Grandmafrench Sun 12-Jul-20 22:58:33

Rambling Rose. Whaaaat?! Still? If you'd like me to send you some just p/m me with your details.

mumofmadboys Sun 12-Jul-20 23:19:31

I use a previously bought bread bag to store home made bread in . If any of our sons are home ,storing doesn't come into it!

annodomini Sun 12-Jul-20 23:30:08

I found a source of yeast on Etsy where there are several dealers. I can't remember which one I bought it from.

Ailsa43 Mon 13-Jul-20 01:40:12

Ramblingrose22 our local Morrisons has yeast, so I suspect one near you probably has it too

jdga Mon 13-Jul-20 03:46:02

When I freeze a loaf of bread, I always wrap a segment of paper towel around it before putting it in whatever container/bag. It absorbs the moisture, & IMO, really helps to keep it fresh & soft.
Mmmm, home-made bread, yum!

Teetime Mon 13-Jul-20 08:20:26

DH has made a few loaves lately and they dont stay long enough to freeze but a question I have is about artisan bread generally. I find if I out it in the bread bin I 'lose' the crust. I have to leave it outside on a bread board for it to remain crusty.

Auntieflo Mon 13-Jul-20 09:31:02

I find the best way to store home made bread is in my tummy.

DiscoGran Mon 13-Jul-20 09:42:39

I used to slice and freeze it too. I don't make much myself these days, but I also freeze shop bought rolls and cut baguettes into four to freeze. Very handy to have in. And lovely warmed up a bit in the oven. 👍

pen50 Mon 13-Jul-20 09:49:56

I make a lot of bread as I'm coeliac and the store bought stuff is mostly horrible. I freeze it as sliced bread but have found that it tends to freeze unseparably so I now put a piece of baking parchment in between each slice.

cossybabe Mon 13-Jul-20 09:50:11

The dough will keep in the fridge for a few days, or in the freezer for 3 months - handy to have

ClaraB Mon 13-Jul-20 09:50:57

I find the bread that I make in the bread maker is lovely on the day that it's baked and I always make sandwiches, I particularly like the crust. I wrap the loaf in foil and over the next few days use it for toast which is delicious. Enjoy your bread maker.

Choccie123 Mon 13-Jul-20 09:55:16


I find the best way to store home made bread is in my tummy.

My thoughts exactly. : ). Mmmmm

Willow500 Mon 13-Jul-20 09:56:37

I've just got a new bread maker as our old one was making stone loaves - the birds couldn't lift off the ground after eating it grin. The new one makes lovely bread - I store it in a plastic food bag in the bread bin after it's cooled down and I reuse the bags after washing.

Nanna58 Mon 13-Jul-20 09:58:13

We love our bread maker. No; the bread doesn’t keep as long as shop bought but am glad ‘cos there’s none of those pesky preservatives. We just make more smaller loaves and the pigeons are always happy to get any ‘heels’ we throw their way !!

Humbertbear Mon 13-Jul-20 10:00:31

I’ve been making sourdough bread. I keep the starter in the fridge and get it out the night before I want to bake and ‘feed’ it. Like others, we slice the bread before freezing. It’s a good idea to cover hot loaves with a tea towel to stop the crust hardening

Laurensnan Mon 13-Jul-20 10:06:57

Ramblingrose22 I ordered some great on Amazon and it came the next day. In case you get desperate.

jacalpad Mon 13-Jul-20 10:08:02

I use a bread keeper bag, from Lakeland, to store the bread I make in my breadmaker. It has a cotton outer and a plastic bag type inner, with a drawstring cord. Lakeland do two sizes, but they have been out of stock. Had my bread keeper bag about 10 years and is still going strong. I shake the crumbs out when it is empty, and every now and then I put it in the washing machine on a 40 degree wash to freshen it up.

Laurensnan Mon 13-Jul-20 10:08:56

That was meant to say yeast not great 🤔

NannyInTheKitchen Mon 13-Jul-20 10:17:51

I find Fermipan yeast, available on ebay, very good