Local Artisan Bread & Patisserie

Stocking up? 7 ways to keep Rex baked items fresh

One of the questions we are often getting asked right now is How Long Does Rex Bread last??  The uncomfortable truth is that artisan bread is not designed to last for ages.   Today we’ve got used to expecting Long-Lasting, even if the manufacturer achieves that artificially & we don’t know what the health consequences might be.   Instead the Rex Baker hand-picked the few highest quality ingredients to be brought together naturally & with love, organic where possible, and certainly no E-number preservatives added, so plenty gained.

So what are our 7 tips to help your Rex bakery choices stay naturally delicious?

  1. Group rex sourdough loavesSpeed: The Rex Baker only bakes your bread & patisserie overnight so it is fully fresh on the day of sale  – plan to eat it quickly!
  2. Freeze: Quickly deep freeze wrapped bakery items that you know you won’t eat rightaway.  All Rex products can be naturally preserved by Freezing. Wrap them in plastic (you would lose up to about 20% moisture in each process step otherwise). Defrost for an hour or so in their plastic or covered with a clean tea towel & even better, pop for a few minutes in a warm oven before serving. Then they will seem just baked.
  3. Variety: Rex Bread should also stay as fresh as just-baked for a day or so.  It’s still good to cut for sandwiches Day 2 but maybe expect it only for toast Day 3.  We think Rex sourdough makes amazing toast 🙂
  4. Recipe: Some Rex loaves have natural preservatives such as extra virgin olive oil, so that the bread will stay naturally fresher for even longer – Multiseed, Raisin & Rosemar, Italian breads of Stirato, Filone, Ciabatta, Foccacia to name but a few
  5. Temperature: When it gets dryer & warmer, never leave your bread unwrapped in the open air or even in the fridge – it will just dry out even quicker if air temperature is much different from around 20 degrees centigrade.
  6. Rex bakery Raspberry Benedict BarStorage: To protect moisture inside the bread crumb, protect the cut side only with foil, or if you don’t mind a softer crust wrap the whole loaf in a plastic bag or beeswax bread wrap.  We also find our buns, cookies & bars could keep for ages in airtight tubs & tins (though they do always get gobbled up PDQ by the Rex Baker’s family…)
  7. Sliced: Choose to have your bread sliced as that seems to prolong life 🤷🏻‍♀ – just ask the friendly Rex Bakery staff.Rex Bakery artisan bread sliced & bagged

Because Artisan bread is designed to be as naturally a delicious & healthy bake & eat as possible, what other natural storage tips do you have?  Please post us a comment with your advice!