Who doesn't love a loaf of fresh french bread, sourdough or marbled rye? The problem is figuring out how to keep artisan bread fresh. You may have heard that keeping hard crusted bread in a plastic bag is a big no no. But storing it in the paper sack you buy it in can dry it out, too.
Our fix? A linen bread bag. Linen is naturally antimicrobial and keeps your bread fresher, longer. Linen also helps keep the outside crust crunchy and center soft and moist. For best results, buy a linen bag and store your loaf of sourdough by folding the excess fabric underneath the loaf. Our bread bag keeps it fresh for at least 5-7 days.
Did you also know our bread bag doubles as a serving basket for fresh rolls and muffins, too? simply toss them in the bag, roll the top back and pass it around the table. When everyone's had their fill, simply fold it back again.
Here's a few other tips to help keep your favorite loaf fresh.
- Store it at room temperature. Bread goes stale faster in the refrigerator.
- If you're going to freeze it, let the bread sit at room temperature for a few days first and then wrap it tightly and toss in the freezer.
- Stash bread in a dark place and keep it out of direct sunlight. Bread bins and cabinets are best.
- Keep bread with other dry goods and away from moisture. We like to keep it with pasta, cereal or other dry goods.