Freezing is an excellent way to preserve the freshness of any type of bread, whether you bake it yourself or buy it from the grocery store. Stocking the freezer assures that a tasty slice of bread is ready at a moment’s notice. For best results, don’t top the bread with any type of glaze, frosting or icing prior to freezing.
How to Freeze Bread:
- If you make your own bread, allow the loaf to cool completely before freezing. Warm bread can get moldy and soggy when frozen. Slice the bread so it can be removed by the slice as needed.
- Wrap the bread tightly in foil, plastic wrap or freezer paper. Wrap it again in another layer of foil or plastic wrap to seal in freshness and protect the bread from freezer burn.
- Seal the ends with masking tape and write the date on the outside of the package with a permanent marker.
- Place the bread in the freezer and store for up to 6 months.
- To defrost the bread, place it on the counter or in the refrigerator. Allow it to defrost for about three hours or overnight.