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Thawing your Margaret River Woodfired Bread
How do I thaw my bread to keep it fresh?
Margaret River Woodfired bread thaws beautifully when bought back to room temperature on the bench. Don’t refrigerate your bread after thawing as it will stale much faster.
Some people prefer to ‘Refresh’ their loaves after freezing as follows:
Allow your frozen loaf of bread to thaw (in the bag) at room temperature for several hours or overnight.
Preheat your oven to 150-175°C with a rack in the centre position.
Remove the loaf of bread from the bag and spray the bread lightly with water or wrap it in a damp t-towel. You do not want to saturate your loaf of bread - this light coating of water steams in the oven and results in a far crisper, fresher crust than placing a loaf in the oven dry.
*Do not complete this step until your oven is preheated and you’re ready to stick it in the oven.
Place the whole loaf of bread directly on the oven rack and heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and cracks slightly when compressed lightly.
Remove and allow your perfectly crisped, refreshed loaf of bread to cool completely on a cooling rack – usually at least an hour – before slicing.