CAN I FREEZE BREAD TO KEEP IT FRESH?
Place fresh bread in a freezer-bag, removing as much air as possible, and seal it shut. Then, simply place the bread in your freezer until you’re ready to use it. It’s a good idea to label the bag with the date as well to keep track of its age. Bread will keep in the freezer for two to three months, depending on the type.
Freezing fresh bread will help slow the deterioration and moisture loss immediately. And, you can quickly revive frozen bread in the oven or toaster to help bring back that chewy interior with a crispy crust you love. It’s important to note that bread in the freezer will slowly lose its moisture, so for the best taste and texture, eat it within the three month window.
If you plan to toast your bread when you unfreeze it, or only use portions of it, slice it up before putting it in the freezer so you can pull out only what you need. Select KitchenAid® toasters feature a defrost setting to gently thaw and then toast your frozen bread. Make sure to put the bread on a shelf where it won’t be compressed or crushed and in view so you don’t forget it at the back of the freezer.
Of course, the best way to enjoy bread is fresh. There are many ways to incorporate fresh bread into your day to avoid having leftovers: toasted for breakfast, fresh ingredients nestled between two chewy slices for lunch, and slathered in garlic herb butter at dinner, to name a few.