Fresh Bread Care & Handling

  • POSTED Sep 28th, 2021
  • BY Dorothy Lane Market

The skilled bakers in the DLM Bakehouse bake our fresh bread every day and we sell these loaves only the same day. But we understand that it’s not always realistic to enjoy your bread by day’s end. Although each loaf carries with it unique characteristics, here are general guidelines to make the most of your DLM Artisan Bread and to refresh it when needed.

DLM Artisan Bread

Fresh Bread Care & Handling

  • If you plan to eat it within a day or two, store at room temperature in its original paper bag. Your loaf will taste best if you buy it unsliced to limit the bread’s exposure to air. Slice it as you need it using a serrated knife.
  • If you have it sliced by us and want to use it slowly, you can freeze it and put slices directly in the toaster as needed.
  • If you don’t plan to eat the whole loaf within a few days, freeze it and enjoy later.
  • Wrap well in plastic and freeze it for up to two weeks. When you are ready to eat it, simply thaw at room temperature, or better yet, follow the refreshing directions below.

Artisan Bread Refreshing Directions

To make your loaf come back to its fresh bread life, mist it with water (or lightly wet hands and caress loaf) and set directly on a rack in a 400°F oven, and warm for 5 to 8 minutes. This will restore the crispy crust to its original glory. Remove from the oven, allow it cool a minute or two, then cut into slices or tear apart and serve warm. Yum!

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