I stopped making bread for us as it just didn’t work for my family. I have learned in the past few months that certain things just don’t work to save my family money. I last talked about no longer cloth diapering but I also gave up making my own yogurt and bread. I may end up making yogurt again some day just not in this season.
Even though I stopped making our bread, I still wanted to provide healthier bread for my family than the standard split top wheat loaf. We still aren’t 100% on a whole food diet but I am trying to limit the preservatives and added sugar that my family eats.
I have discovered a store brand all natural bread. The label lists nothing that I can’t pronounce. That’s a good thing. Since there are no preservatives, the bread molds quickly, especially if it was in the freezer. That’s not a good thing…for my wallet. The all natural loaf comes in a smaller loaf than the standard loaf so I need to buy two at a time and put one in the freezer until we are ready for it. When I take that loaf out of the freezer, it molds quickly due to sitting in it’s own moisture as it thaws.
To prevent that I came up with a solution.
I take half a loaf and place it on a paper towel folded in half.
I then place the bread on the paper towel into a gallon sized freezer bag and seal the bag after getting rid of the air. A couple hours later or even the next day, I’ll take the the paper towel out and reseal the bag. This is the bread we use.
This works for two reason.
1) With only half a loaf out at a time, we have a chance to eat it before it molds.
2) The paper towel absorbs the moisture from the thawing bread. This doesn’t create dry bread at all but it does keep it from molding so fast.
It’s amazing what simple things can do to help with food storage and saving some money.
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