Freezer Series: Breads

by Beth Montgomery on July 23, 2009 · 3 comments

in Frugal Cooking, Frugal Series

Breads are another very simple item to freeze. I love to use fruit that is just about to go bad to make some delicious muffins, pancakes, or bread. In fact, I used some old strawberries recently to make some delicious strawberry bread for a quick breakfast one morning. It’s currently in the freezer waiting!

1) You can store loafs of bread, rolls, cookies, and other baked bread items from the grocery store directly in the store packaging. However, freezer burn may occur if left in the freezer for too long. To avoid, place in a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible.

2) When freezing homemade baked breads, allow them to cook and cool completely before freezing.

3) When freezing items like rolls, biscuits or muffins, it’s a good idea to tray freeze them first.

4) Use wax paper to separate pancakes, crepes, or waffles when freezing, so they don’t stick together.

5) Wrap breads in aluminum foil and place in a freezer bag or double bag with a freezer bag to avoid freezer burn.

Breads can be frozen for up to 3 months if your freezer’s temperature is below 0. Crackers or crisp breads and yeast breads will last up to 6 months. Thaw at room temperature before enjoying!

Doughs and batters can be tricky. Unless you are using a bread dough commercially designed for freezing, I don’t recommend trying to freeze it. However, pizza dough can be frozen safely in a freezer baggie for a few weeks. Thaw in refrigerator before using.

Pancake, crepe, and waffle batters can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 1 week if your freezer’s temperature is below 0. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

Check out the entire Freezer Series HERE to see what you missed!

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