How To Make Fresh Bread Last Longer

If you choose to take fresh gluten free bread on prescription, you may wonder how to make your loaves last for longer.

Fresh gluten free bread on prescription is dispensed is cases of 8, meaning you receive 8 packets of bread and/or rolls to last you the month. How do you keep it fresh for when you need it?

Use your freezer

Time to get tactical with your freezer space! People with coeliac disease are well acquainted with their freezer – a gluten free lifestyle can involve cooking or baking in batches, bulk-buying deals from the FreeFrom aisle and a stockpile of bread on the day you collect your gluten free prescription. Some people even invest in a bigger freezer for their gluten free goodies!

Love your morning round of toast? Choose a Juvela Sliced Loaf in your monthly prescription and freeze it, then just pop a frozen slice in the toaster when you need it in the morning. Your bread will last longer, and it will taste just as good as the day it was baked if you freeze it straight away.

How to store bread in the freezer
Make sure the bread is completely covered to avoid freezer burn – you can either leave it sealed in the plastic bag or wrap with foil.
If you are freezing a bag of fresh Juvela Gluten Free Rolls, separate them into individual freezer bags and seal tightly.
We recommend using the frozen bread within two months to enjoy it at it’s best, although bread can stay frozen for longer.

 

Don’t store bread on appliances

Keeping a loaf on top of your microwave or out on the side might be handy when you are in a rush in the morning, but your bread is more likely to go stale from the warm air that kitchen appliances let out.

Thinking of keeping it in your fridge? Think again – bread can stale faster in the fridge than at room temperature.

Invest in a bread bag and a bread box

Whether it’s ‘muggle bread’ or a gluten free loaf, it needs to be stored in a cool, dry place to last longer. Keeping sliced bread in its plastic packaging is more likely to create a moist environment that will make the crust go soft, so getting a cloth bread bag is a great way to keep your gluten free bread fresh. 

When you have coeliac disease and live with other people without the condition, there are all kinds of simple changes you can make to avoid cross-contamination. Getting your own bread box or bread bin for your gluten free loaves and rolls means that they stay fresh - and safe, separate from other gluten-containing products. 

Waste not, want not

You might follow our tips but have a bit of spare bread to use up before the use-by date. Here are some great gluten free recipe ideas to transform stray slices into a delicious meal!

Bread & Butter Pudding
This nostalgic dessert is the ultimate comfort food - perfect for cold evenings!

Quiche Toast Cups
These mini quiche toast cups are a great snack on the go and a healthier way to enjoy quiche. 

Croutons
Top salads and soups with homemade croutons for a satisfying crunch! 

Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs can be used to make so many delicious meals, from the batter for homemade fried chicken to arancini.