03-11-06 - 2


Old cooking tomes will tell you bread should be stored in a bread box, or failing that, in a paper bag. Not refrigerated or kept in plastic. The goal is to not ruin the crunch and flakiness of the crust. That's all well and good, but bread left out like that goes stale in about 24 hours. In real life it's best to store bread in an air-tight plastic bag and refrigrate it, if you're going to toast it when you eat it, since the toasting will restore the crunch, and it will keep much fresher for a few days.

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