Thursday, May 13, 2010

Frugal Friday: Natural Preservative for Homemade Bread




I love homemade bread!  I rarely buy bread at the store.  Homemade bread does not have all of the preservatives like store-bought bread so it does not last as long.   To make your homemade bread last longer add 1 tablespoon of vinegar (any kind) per loaf to the liquid ingredients when you make bread.  The vinegar will act as a natural preservative and mold retardant. 

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6 comments:

  1. Wow! I had no idea...I will have to add it next time! Thanks for the great tip!

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  2. How many days would you say this adds to the shelf life of your homemade bread? Does the vinegar change the bread's texture at all? :)

    Tammy

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  3. Wow, who knew? I'm going to try this. I also love homemade bread, but that last 'heel' usually ends up either as bird food or bread crumbs. I'd like to enjoy our bread 'the day after,' too!

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  4. Tammy,
    It does not change the bread texture. The shelf life varies depending on weather (temperature, humidity, etc.) but I would say it probably adds 3-4 days.

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  5. Amy, can you taste it? I might try it, but we eat it up so fast that I'm not sure it's necessary for us!

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  6. Melanie,
    No, you can't taste the vinegar.

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