There isn’t any specific rule as to how bread should be stored. But the best way to keep it fresh for a longer period of time is to keep it in a dry area or air-tight container in a cooler part of your kitchen. Never store hot bread in a sealed container; the dampness that comes from the steam as it cools down, can speed up the formation of mould in the bread. A small amount of air doesn’t pose any problems and its why some bread boxes have tiny holes. But excessive air will only cause the bread to dry out faster.
There are numerous options for storing the breads you have baked and the one you choose will depend largely on storing convenience and not just the overall styling. However, it’s important to get rid of all the clutter in your kitchen and you need to find a suitable bread storage option that’s functional and looks great too. Here are some of the best ways to store bread:
#1 On the Kitchen Counter
While it’s very convenient to keep bagged bread on your kitchen counter or islands, it just causes the space to look very messy. It eats into the counter space and adds to the clutter. However, most bread boxes that you find in stores are counter units; and on rare occasion, you may find an undercabinet model too. When you’re storing bread on the counter, make sure the container is set a distance away from your primary workspace. Never store bread atop your fridge. That area is very warm which can cause the bread to go bad quickly.
#2 In a Cabinet
Many people store buns or breads on the lowest shelf of their kitchen wall cabinet right next to all the other breakfast foods. While this is a convenient place, it looks messy when you open the cabinet. It’s important to review this space very regularly, make sure the contents are secured well and that no crumbs are lying around in that area.
#3 In Drawers
Most kitchen cabinet plans include deep bread drawers that have easy-to-clean liners. These drawers, when closed have individual lids that help seal the unit. This becomes a great storage option. If you are considering a kitchen renovation, opt for a middle drawer in the entire bank of drawers; this proves to be far more convenient than a bottom drawer. If you aren’t getting new cabinets but have deep drawer, place a plastic bin in the drawer and store your breads there. Always review the contents of your bread drawer regularly.
#4 In Bread Boxes
Today, you will find a large variety of bread boxes on the market and can choose the style, size and finish you want. These boxes can look extremely stylish and become very good kitchen accent. Choose a box that will comfortably accommodate all of your regular baked goods. Inspect how the bread box lid opens and pick one that has a flat top. The box should be stable and durable so you can use it safely as an under-cabinet unit. It’s important to choose the bread box carefully and check its construction for durability.
Aside from these, you can choose expandable bread boxes or even store bread in the freezer. Double or triple bag the bread or vacuum seal it to keep air from seeping into the bag. At Ganache Patisserie you will find fantastic breads and delicious croissants, french cakes, cupcakes, pastries, sourdough and other baked goods for everyday consumption as well as for special occasions. We also have a wide variety of cupcakes for you to indulge in. Come; explore our scrumptious world of goodies.
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