How to Freeze Bread Properly
In many households, bread is a food that cannot be left off the table, something that is almost sacred and present at all meals. That is why many of us buy bread every day as we do want to eat it when it's hard, but what happens if one day we have leftover bread? Although there are many alternatives for taking advantage of stale bread, there is also the possibility of freezing it for some other day when we are running short. Therefore, at OneHowTo we'll explain some tips on how to freeze bread properly.
Firstly, we should point out that you can freeze any type of bread: baguettes, rolls, loaves, whole grain, etc. You only need to follow some recommendations so that it is in top condition when it is defrosted. The first thing that should be taken into account is that the bread should be frozen while still fresh, that is, we cannot let it harden because the result will be terrible.
To freeze bread properly, we also recommend cutting up the bread before freezing it as you will save space in your freezer and it will also be much more practical when defrosting it to be eaten. If you have stored the bread in small pieces, you can then just take out the amount you need and will not be forced to use more bread than intended.
Before putting the bread in the freezer, it is also a good idea to put it in a plastic bag that is suitable for freezing or to wrap it in tin foil. In this way, you avoid acquiring the taste of other foods that you have frozen or the bread coming into contact with the frost that many appliances generate. Also, it's recommendable to write down the date that you freeze the bread in order to first consume the one that has spent most time in the freezer.
When defrosting bread, just remove it from the freezer about two hours before eating it or use the microwave to defrost it. It is also possible to toast frozen bread straightaway, especially when it is in a loaf, although you shouldn't use an oven because it will dry out the bread and cause it to go hard.
A great trick to make defrosted bread taste better and more tender, which is directly imported from the Catalan culture, is to cut a tomato in half and rub the pulp side on the loaf of bread you have defrosted. This will make the bread more soft and tasty too!
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