How do you keep that terrific loaf of bread fresh? Let the bread cool completely and then place it in a bag. Soft-crusted breads are best stored in plastic bags. Store hard-crusted breads in paper bags. Plastic bags trap moisture and soften the crust. Homemade bread is best eaten within 24 hours of baking.

Whole wheat loaves tend to dry faster than white, while breads with potato flour retain moisture and keep longer. We offer four breads with potato flour: Irish Potato Wheat Bread, Country Farm Potato White Bread, Idaho Potato White Bread, and Rustic Potato French Bread. If you don’t think you will use your bread within 48 hours, freeze it. (Don’t refrigerate bread–refrigeration speeds staling). Frozen bread will keep for several months. You can freeze it sliced or whole. Slices can be thawed in the toaster and used immediately. Allow a loaf to unthaw partially and then reheat it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

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