How to keep your breads fresh
If you plan to eat your breads with-in 48 hours:
Store in a paper bag to preserve the crisp crust. Avoid plastic bags unless you desire softer crust. Leave cut side down on your cutting board French style
Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight. The crust of the un-sliced bread naturally protects freshness. Avoid the refrigerator it dries out the bread more quickly. To warm bread, place in an oven pre-heated to 375ºF for 5-7 min. Freeze portions of the bread you do not plan to eat in 48 hours.
Our bread frozen will keep well for at least one month. To freeze, wrap cool bread in aluminum foil and wrap again in plastic wrap or place in a heavy sealed freezer bag. The aluminum foil creates another layer to reduce freezer burn. Make sure most of the air is squeezed out of the bag. Write the date of the baking on the bag. Cutting the bread in half or thirds prevents unnecessary thawing and refreezing.
Defrosting (create crisper crust in humid environment)
Remove bread from plastic and aluminum foil, let defrost at room temperature. Wrap loaf in aluminum foil and place wrapped loaf in preheated oven at 375ºF for 8-15 min. The aluminum foil will act like a steam chamber to re-crisp crust.
Use a sharp serrated bread knife. For your convenience, we will slice all or part of your bread at the bakery but remember sliced bread will stale quicker so please eat or store appropriately.