If you have ever tossed a loaf of bread in the freezer, and then later thought it, you’ve probably discovered that the quality of the bread after it’s been frozen isn’t that good. But is it simply in the way that you’re freezing your loaves of bread? The answer is yes.
The problem was freezing bread is that the plastic bag that bread comes in from the store is not really meant to do freezer duty. Designed to sit on your counter for maybe a week, but it’s not really meant for long-term storage in your freezer to prevent it from becoming freezer burned.
To freeze bread, you really need to make it more freezer-friendly first. The easiest way to do this is to remove the bread from the bag comes in from the store, Then you will wrap the bread first end-to-end over the bread lengthways. And then you want to wrap it around its sides. So at the end of this, your bread should be tightly sealed in Saran Wrap where it will let in much less air that can cause freezer burn. Put it back in the original bag it came in from the store. Now your bread is in really good shape for storing it in the freezer for a few months.
When you’re ready to use it, thaw the bread then remove your bread from the bag, unwrap the bread, and then put it back in the original bag for you.
While this might seem like a lot of wasted plastic, you can actually use this plastic wrap for bread over and over again. Just be careful when you remove it that you’re pulling it off in sheets, and not tearing it. When it is ready for the next time you need to wrap bread for the freezer. For environmental reasons, please avoid using new plastic wrap with each loaf.