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Old 11-05-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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Bakery bread (such as freshly made baguettes) are obviously fresher than commercially packaged sliced bread with expiration date on the plastic wrapping. Bakery bread also apparently have minimum ingredients, while commercial ones' ingredient list is very long, presumably because they need preservatives? So is one necessarily healthier and more nutritious than the other?
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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If you care about preservatives I guess you will think they're healthier, whatever.

If you care about taste there is no comparison at all. Fresh bread from a good bakery is an entirely different thing than sliced commercial bread. And if you know what you're doing homemade is even better.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have never thought they were any healthier, but they sure do taste good. We get them almost every time we buy bread, especially when we have company.

Nita
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:14 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Bakery bread (such as freshly made baguettes) are obviously fresher than commercially packaged sliced bread with expiration date on the plastic wrapping. Bakery bread also apparently have minimum ingredients, while commercial ones' ingredient list is very long, presumably because they need preservatives? So is one necessarily healthier and more nutritious than the other?
Most bakery breads freeze well so lack of preservatives isn't an issue. I buy a bakery ciabatta, cut it into six pieces, wrap individually, place in a zip-lock and freeze. When I'm making pasta or something I'd like bread with I just put a piece on the counter for an hour or so and it's like having fresh bread whenever you like.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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Few ingredients makes sense. Personally, I do not eat much bread, so I throw out more of a loaf than I ever eat. I've tried freezing bread, and it just does not work for me. I think it's in there too long and gets freezer burn. So every so often I will just go to Panera and buy a few bagels, or a French loaf, or something.

I do like the commercially made multi grain for grilled cheese, but how many grilled cheese sandwiches can you eat in a row? Two days seems to be my limit. Then the bread sits on my counter until it turns fuzzy and green.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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Few ingredients makes sense. Personally, I do not eat much bread, so I throw out more of a loaf than I ever eat. I've tried freezing bread, and it just does not work for me. I think it's in there too long and gets freezer burn. So every so often I will just go to Panera and buy a few bagels, or a French loaf, or something.

I do like the commercially made multi grain for grilled cheese, but how many grilled cheese sandwiches can you eat in a row? Two days seems to be my limit. Then the bread sits on my counter until it turns fuzzy and green.
Double bag the bread, and make sure it is NOT warm when it goes into the freezer. I buy loaves of my favorite bread and keep in the freezer. It does need to be warmed or toasted after defrosting but there is no degradation in the taste.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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I throw out more of a loaf than I ever eat.
They should make some smaller sized loaves, indeed. Often after buying a fresh still-warm/hot baguette, we hurried to eat as much of it as possible while it's still fresh. It's not the same once you reheat it.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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I generally divide a loaf of bread up and put four slices in one food saver bag then put it in the freezer.
Much better than a ziploc, keeps well, can be toasted right out of the freezer and is cost effective.
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