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Separate and Turn Bread Slices To Keep Fresh

I live alone in central Mexico. As our "rainy season" has started again, I was fretting about my bread. The best I can buy is Orowheat sliced. I can only buy it once a month in the nearby big town. I had the bright idea to separate the slices, just like we do here with tortillas.

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Be sure to change the touching face of each slice. I store the bread in its bags with ALL AIR PUSHED OUT, twisted and the whole thing put in a large, air-tight storage container. Works like a charm. Sometimes I do it when I start/open the bread and sometimes when the loaf is half gone. Both methods work suffice for the month or untill it's all used.

REMEMBER: Air is the enemy of your stored foods. Always push as much air OUT as you can before sealing any bag or container.

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December 16, 20170 found this helpful

My Helgas mixed grain bread comes in a plastic bag container, should I leave it in the soft plastic container?

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March 23, 20180 found this helpful

My comment is really about defrosting a loaf of Sandwich bread. When I get it out of the freezer I hang it by the tip of the opening, on a coffee cup hook. Leave it there until it is defrosted.

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The edges doesn't get hard at all. Just as if were bought. I have done this for years. I buy a quality brand and when it's on sale I buy 4 or 5 loaves to freeze. There are two, sometimes three here at home.

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January 16, 20190 found this helpful

There is just the two of us.
I have found that putting the bread in the microwave keeps it fresh longer ...up to ten days ... & no mold.!!!!

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April 24, 20200 found this helpful

What does it mean to change the touching face of each slice?

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July 17, 20200 found this helpful

True air pushed out of bag..storing...anything...helps preserve food lots longer!

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August 10, 20200 found this helpful

I use the same method, then I have also used a plastic straw ( which can be washed and re-used) great if you have something in a ziplock bag that you don't want squished, getting the air out. Many years ago I heard a scientific conversation on the telly ( in the background) that got my attention. I was always throwing out things that had been opened, because of either mould, or just not looking so good anymore.

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So his tip was if you turn the jars and if possible creamy salad dressings in bottles upside down, they will not have the problem anymore. Yes it looks strange when I open the fridge, but anything that saves money and wasted food,is fine by me. All the best and stay safe in lockdown.

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