By jdm001 from London
I found that a 1.5 lb. loaf fits perfectly in the empty, cleaned ice cream bucket! So, instead of wasting money on 1 gal. ziplock bags, I simply throw the bucket in the dishwasher when it's too gross to hold bread anymore!
Yeah, I could probably just wash out the bags, but it's awkward. The bucket is rigid, thus easier to wash.
By gapotter from Raleigh, NC
By John from Columbus, GA
Does anyone have ideas on ways to store homemade bread? I'd like to make one loaf per week for my 2 person household. Normally I keep it on the counter, covered with a towel and slice as we use it. But my partner is slightly OCD and seeing a towel-wrapped loaf of bread, on otherwise clear counters day after day, week after week, unnerves him. So, other than ziploc bags in the fridge, any ideas?
K.O. from SoCal
I keep my home made bread in a bread keeper. Mine is a WANDA BREADBOX. paid $10.00 years ago. don't think they are made anymore, but did find something almost exactly like it called PROGRESSIVE bread keeper. found one for my daughter in a kitchen store at an outlet mall ($10.00). It works on the same theory, a couple small holes on each side to allow small amount of air flow. These boxes will keep home made bread fresh and solt for almost a week. Sounds unbielievable, but they do work and are worth the money. You can see one by trying in bread keeper in google.
Where do you keep your bread? I am trying to unclutter my kitchen countertops and was wondering where everyone keeps their bread. If you put it in a breadbox or cabinet, doesn't it mold real fast because of the darkness? Thanks for your help!
By Paula from USA
this article was fairly informative
http://www.cooksillustrated.com/foo ... ceid=198&bdc=2376&enotes=yes
I've been saving the bags from inside cereal boxes. They are sort of like waxed paper, and work great to store any homemade bread item you don't want to lose its crispy outer crust. Plastic wrap, plastic baggies and foil seem to take all the crispiness away from homemade banana bread crust, and the cereal bag seems to keep the crisp longer! Of course, this is cereal I bought on sale and used double coupons for! Now that's frugal!
By Carrie from Okemos, MI
They make great lunch bags. I use them on picnics going to take much of the food silverware and plates and returning for putting the washable stuff in one bag while using others for trash. In the car litter bags or clean and dirty rag bags for in the trunk.
In short I can't remember the last time I actually threw out a empty cereal bag. Now I am into finding a hundred ways to reuse the boxes themselves. (08/09/2006)
By Mr. Thrifty