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Freezing and Heating Bread

June 25, 2014

I just love having a warm loaf of fresh bread with dinner, but let’s face it, who has the time to make bread every day. I can’t seem to find the time to make bread with any kind of regularity. In our house we try to grocery shop less than once a week. That means bread we buy is not always fresh or even edible come the end of the week. So I freeze bread, especially when I can find it on sale. A few weeks ago my local store was selling small sourdough rounds for 99 cents. Needless to say, I bought quite a few.

Just as an example, I froze one of the loaves in the bag it came in and sealed up the rest of them using my True Liberty® Bags bottomless bag and sealer. I have also used the True Liberty® Bags Goose Bag to do this with full-sized loaves, but these were little so I made individual little bread bags. After a month, we ate most of the bread loaves, but I kept these two to show you how well the True Liberty Bags preserved the bread. You can see in the photo how there is white freezer burn all over the bread sealed in your basic plastic bag. Meanwhile the bread I sealed in my True Liberty® Bags looks as good as the day I bought it.

The best part of the whole process is that I can heat the bread right in the bag. I used to wrap my bread in foil and put it in the oven to heat but it seemed like a waste. With the True Liberty Bags I can preserve and reheat in the same container.

3 Easy Steps For Warm Bread With Dinner

Step 1: Take the bread in its True Liberty® Bag directly from the freezer and place it on
a cookie sheet.

Step 2: Cut a few vent holes in the top of the bag.

Step 3: Put in a 350-degree oven until hot through, 15-30 minutes depending on the size
of the loaf.