To make bread last longer, keep the cut side unexposed if you can or use a bread box. Another good option if you live alone or in a small household, is simply to freeze leftover read, then defrost or just toast slices, straight from the freezer. Don’t keep bread in the fridge, as the heat from your fridge can cause it to dry out or create mould. Store bread in a cool dry area of the kitchen. Above is Bric Organic Cotton Bread Bag.
Never give leftover stale or crusty bread to birds, as it can cause choking (nor with fat like butter or grease, as this affects waterproofing and insulation of feathers). If you bake bread yourself, keep fresh dough away from pets.
Reusable Cotton & Linen Bread Bags
Bric Organic Cotton Bread Bag is designed and hand-printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. The large bag has a drawstring cord to pull closed, making it easy to use. And the thickness of the cotton helps to keep fresh, but allows your loaf to breathe. For each bag sold, £1 is donated towards planting a tree.
Battle Green Organic Cotton Reusable Bread Bag is better than plastic which can trap moisture and cause the crust to soften and get mould. Made responsibly from organic cotton with a drawstring closure, these are made to Fair Trade standards with eco dyes, and sent in zero waste recycled cardboard sleeves.
This reusable natural linen bread bag is handmade to keep freshly made bread or herbs in. You can also use it to replace plastic bags, by taking it to the grocery store or farmers’ market, to hold loose fruits or vegetables. A versatile and lovely bag that can be used for anything. Made with natural linen, it has an embroidered wheat detail on one side.
This natural linen storage bread basket is handmade with natural fabrics, to keep bread (or other bits and bobs) in. Use it for herbs or as a plant holder if wished (see toxic houseplants to avoid near pets). You can also use it as a reusable gift bag. Choose from three sizes.
Green Tulip Cotton Baguette Bags
Green Tulip Cotton Baguette Bag is made in Québec (from naturally grown US cotton). It feature a cotton tape strap to keep 2 baguettes secure. Wash on cool delicate cycle with biodegradable detergent. Lay flat to dry (do not tumble dry or use fabric conditioner, expect shrinkage).
The organic cotton reusable bread bag is ideal to carry home fresh bread from the bakery or market. It features a flat bottom and cotton tape strap to wrap around when the bag is rolled down, and tied securely to itself. You can also use it to store fruits or veggies, and use as a bread basket with the sides rolled over a few times.
Helen Round Linen Bread Bags
Helen Round makes beautiful bread bags in her Cornish studio, made with linen and hand-printed with pretty designs. The bags are ideal to store not just rolls and loaves, but artisan breads and patissierie. They are also great for home-baked and bakery-bought breads like sourdough. Includes a cotton tie. Choose from:
Alice Palace Bread Storage Bags
Alice Palace Personalised Bread Storage Bag makes a lovely gift for the vegan baker or bread shopper in your life. Personalise this natural cotton bag with the name of your choice, then use the bag to store bread in the kitchen, or on a picnic. An ideal new home gift or thank-you present for a homemade loaf of bread.
Full of charm, these items are a mix of collage, illustration, patterns and words to make pieces of art in their own right. All items are designed and printed in the UK, designed to make you smile and create memories to treasure, for years to come.
Food Saver Sheets (for bread)
These Food Saver Sheets for Bread (US and Australia) are a great invention. Just drop a sheet into anywhere you keep baked goods, it’s also good for bagels, cookies, muffins or rolls, especially if freshly baked. If you eat cheese, they also make a similar product to keep it fresher for longer, which helps you to buy less.
The sheets work due to being infused with a blend of powerful organic botanicals, these naturally slow down spoilage, over-ripening and wilting. The products have been independent lab tested, and scientifically shown to keep items fresher for longer.