Freezing Bread

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When baking bread it is sometimes easier to make multiple loaves and freeze some for later. This is a page about freezing bread.


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I never pay more than $1.00 for 100% whole wheat bread. I frequently pay a lot less. When I find a good deal, I stock up. I recently learned that if you put a paper towel in the bread wrapper before you freeze it, and leave it in place after thawing, the bread will be as soft and fresh tasting as fresh. It works for any kind of bread. You can let the towels dry out and use again, or compost them.

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I buy several loaves of bread at a time and freeze them. When I take them out to thaw, I put a paper towel inside. This will absorb any moisture and avoid freezer burn texture or taste.

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Find a good dinner roll recipe that states it will freeze well. Cut the rolls and place one dinner's amount inside a wax paper pocket and insert into a freezer zipper bag.


Tomorrow, this weekend, next week, you just pull out one of the bundles to thaw.

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My husband an I seldom eat a full loaf of bread before it gets stale or grows green stuff. I read where bread that is frozen keeps better than just keeping it in the fridge. But separating the slices became a problem. I decided to put two slices in a sandwich bag. I do this to the whole loaf. Then I put the bagged slices in the loaf bag and re-tie it.

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February 12, 2010

When buying breads and rolls, I put serving sizes in small plastic zipper bags and freeze. When we eat the bread I return the empty bag to the freezer to be used over and over.

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A Guide to Freezing Bread. If purchasing bread or bread dough for freezing, be sure to check the "sell by" date on the packaging to make sure its fresh. Frozen products, including dough, should be frozen rock solid in air-tight packaging that contains no rips or tears.


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I can have fresh French Bread anytime! Buy loaves of French Bread at your grocery store (ask for those right out of the oven). Insert fresh bread, without paper wrappers, into Zip Lock plastic bags and suck out excess air to shrink wrap them.

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February 12, 2016

Can you freeze Holland Rusks and how long will they last? Thanks.


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I would double wrap it and freeze in an airtight container. It should last a couple of months.

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November 17, 2013

How long can you freeze bread for and what is the best way to wrap it for freezing?

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March 8, 2017

Buying in bulk can be a great way to save money on staple items like bread. To prevent spoilage, excess bread can be placed in the freezer. This is a page about buy and freeze bread in bulk.

A loaf of bread in the freezer.

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April 27, 2005

Living about 35 miles away from the nearest grocery store, we usually buy three loaves of bread at a time and put it in the freezer until we're ready to use it. To make them last longer we individually wrap each loaf (still in it's original packaging) in the plastic grocery store bag we brought them home in. This seems to insulate the loaves from freezer burn. When we need a loaf, we take it out of the grocery store bag and lay the loaf upside down on the counter to thaw. This seems to help the edges of the bread slices to not be too dried out.

By Sharon in Texas

Freezing Bread 04/27/2005
I keep all kinds of bread and rolls in my freezer..First thing I do after bringing home is to open the wrappers, useing a long handle wooden or plastic spoon, is run a papper towel on the top and bottom of the item...Carefully remove all air possible and reclose the wrapper...Then freeze...After removing from freezer, thaw completely before opening. You will never know it was frozen..
By Opal (Guest Post)
Freezing Bread 05/07/2005
When I take the bread out of the freezer, I put it on a cookie cooling rack. This circulates the air all around it and when the bread thaws it is very fresh with no hard edges.
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