Bread is a traditional Vietnamese food with a delicious aroma and can be transformed into countless delicious dishes. However, bread is often not stored for long and easily becomes dry and moldy. Don’t worry! Let’s learn these effective ways to store bread.
1How to Store Crispy Bread
Bread is usually easily softened, leading to the need to discard it and causing waste. Let’s refer to the following ways to help bread stay crispy for longer.
Use Paper Bags or Newspapers
Freshly bought bread will usually stay crispy for 8-9 hours, so during this time, you should wrap them in paper bags or newspapers. This is a simple storage method if you want to keep the crispness of the bread for the next day.
Paper has a strong absorption mechanism, so you just need to wrap them and store them in a cool, room temperature place, and the next day you can still enjoy delicious crispy bread.
Note: With this method, you can only keep the crispness of the bread overnight and half of the next day!
Use Water and Charcoal
Do you know this method? Let’s see!
First, you quickly dip the entire bread in water and then put it on a charcoal stove for 8-9 minutes.
If you don’t have a charcoal stove, you can put the bread in the microwave, bake at 125 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes to immediately restore the delicious crispness of the bread.
Store Bread with Sugar
You just need to put the bread and 2-3 sugar cubes (or 1-2 tablespoons) into a bag. Then, tightly tie the mouth of the bag to prevent ants from entering.
For this method, you can use white sugar or brown sugar, both work. However, you should limit the use as the texture of these two types of sugar is different from sand sugar and molasses, which may affect moisture absorption.
2How to Store Sandwich Bread Without Drying Out
Because it has a certain softness, if you want to store sandwich bread, the storage method will be different from the usual bread that needs to remain crispy.
You can keep the freshness of sandwich bread by wrapping it tightly in newspaper and leaving it at room temperature. This method will help maintain the softness of the bread, but it will only keep the bread fresh for a day.
Wrap Tightly in the Refrigerator
To store for a longer time, you should put the sandwich bread in a plastic bag or wrap it tightly, and if possible, vacuum-seal it. Then, put the bread bag in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator for storage.
Doing so will help prevent the growth of bacteria and extend the storage time for up to a few months. When using, you just need to take the bread out of the freezer, fully thaw it before removing it from the plastic bag.
Note: You should not store it in the refrigerator compartment because it will make the bread lose moisture and spoil faster than at room temperature.
Use a Few Stalks of Celery
To keep the sandwich bread soft and preserve the flavor for at least 1 day, after buying it, you can put the bread in a plastic bag with a few stalks of celery and tightly tie the mouth of the bag.
Celery will help keep the bread soft and preserve the flavor.
Note: With this method, you need to clean the celery, let it dry before putting it into the bag. If the celery is still wet, it can cause mold on the bread.
A Few Slices of Potatoes or Apples
You can put the bread and a few slices of potatoes or apples into a sealed bag and then close the bag tightly. This method is not only used to prevent mold but also to ensure that the bread stays fresh for 1-2 days after purchase.
3How to Store Croissant
Croissant is famous for its delicious aroma. However, a croissant is relatively large, so it is difficult to consume it all at once. To make it last longer, you can put the croissant into a specialized croissant bag, tie it tightly, and store it in a cool place.
You can also use plastic wrap, wrap the croissant tightly to prevent air circulation, and keep the bread soft.
Croissants are best eaten from 1-3 days from the date of opening the packaging. Therefore, you should use up the croissant within that time period to avoid spoilage or mold.
We hope that with the above sharing, it will help you store bread to keep it fresh, not dry, and mold-free better. You can also see more kitchen tips. If you discover any other great methods, please let us know.