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<span>your home baked bread?<br><br>
I've decided that prices for vegan whole grain bread are just getting out of hand for us, and have started baking our own. I baked two pretty loaves last night and now am wondering what the best way to store them is.<br><br>
We don't use any plastic or "ziplock" containers.<br><br>
Any and all ideas welcomed!<br><br>
TIA!</span>
 

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A wooden bread box.
 

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I've heard of people making cloth bread bags with just a cheap piece of cotton fabric.<br><br><br>
I use the Debbie Meyer bread bags because they are large enough to fit my loaves and they are reusable whereas the ziplocks seem to get gross inside even if I try to wash them.
 

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I depends on how you want the crust to stay- some breads will get soft and loose their hard crust in plastic while others dry out too much when just put in cloth or a wood box. Are you looking for long-term storage or are you making just what you will eat within a few days?
 

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<span>Well, I suppose to bake ahead would be a good idea for those weeks I'm on call quite a bit. I would love to freeze some, and keep a loaf or two out for use. The recipe I'm using yields 2 loaves.<br><br>
I was thinking of sewing a couple bags for this purpose. Wondering if there is some fabric that would better keep the air out.<br><br></span>
 

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it's your call as far as fabric- using 100% unbleached cotton and or hemp would be the most natural but they will not keep much moisture out- going with a more dense fabric (non-organic) opens it up to unnatural fabric and it that case I see very little difference then using a plastic bag-<br>
also wool would be very dense but perhaps too much and not allow enough circulation?
 

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<span>I've got some natural cotton, and was thinking perhaps a cotton bag in a wooden box! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks for all of your suggestions!</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><span>I've got some natural cotton, and was thinking perhaps a cotton bag in a wooden box! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks for all of your suggestions!</span></div>
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That just sounds so good and earthy. I love it.
 
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