How does commercial whole grain bread stay fresh for so long?
Does anyone know what store bread's secret is to making certain loaves of bread super soft for more than a day? Is it generally some preservative that you normally would not add yourself? Whenever I try to make a loaf of bread, it is best right out of the oven. The next day, it does not taste as great unless I toast it. I am trying to find the world's most softest resilient bread to keep. Thanks. :-)
Possible Duplicate: How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? I've heard people claim that you could keep cooked rice as long as 10 days or as short as 48hours. I'm interested in knowing both when the rice starts loosing it's good taste, and when it starts being dangerous to eat it. Also, does it change according to the rice type?
Possible Duplicate: How long can you keep chocolate, and what is the best way to store it? I just started using white chocolate to decorate dark chocolate covered cake balls. I used a squeeze bottle instead of the standard bag and it worked beautifully. I need to store the left over white chocolate though. What is the best way and how long will it keep? Thanks!
Possible Duplicate: How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard? Muscovado always comes in packs much larger than needed for most recipes, and even though I keep it in as airtight container as possible, I find it goes very, very hard. How can I prolong its shelf life?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I store soaked beans before cooking? Can you preserve canned kidney beans so that they still have their shape? If I pre-soak/cook a large amount of dried beans in advance, what is the best way to store them for future use? If freezing is an option, do I freeze them in the cooking water, or drain them and put them in an airtight container?
Possible Duplicate: Good ways to store coffee? I opened a new bag of roasted coffee beans yesterday and put them in a plastic box - a box with a good seal, with clip-down sides. And I put the box in the cupboard. Is there a better way to keep the beans? It'll take probably a few weeks for me to get thru the beans. I heard that the cool of the refrigerator is good, but that the beans can get damp in the fridge. I heard the freezer is good, but I thought the same could happen… How about this: I was thinking of bagging the beans in portions of the amount I'll use each day. Putting
Possible Duplicate: How to keep fresh-squeezed fruit juice? I love orange juice and I make it using blender. Yesterday I made juice of around 50 oranges. At the end of the day I still had.... In the morning when I opened the container I saw a an orange foam layer above the real juice. When I tasted the juice it was too bitter in taste. I had to throw it away at the end :( My questions How can I preserve home made orange juice? How can avoid foam over orange juice?
Possible Duplicate: How long can I keep eggs in the refrigerator? I've got some eggs in a carton (regular Grade A eggs) in the refrigerator. The "sell by" date on them is October 2nd. Today is October 19th, so that's about two and a half weeks past. Generally, foods are good for a couple weeks past the sell by date, but how many weeks do I have before they aren't edible (spoil or generally get "the funk"). If I made french toast in the morning and used them, would they be good? I'm more concerned with 100% safety than them being 10% less awesome tasting after a certain time.
Possible Duplicate: How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard? If I don't use brown sugar quickly it gets hard. I mean brick-hard. I've tried re-sealing bags, and putting it in crocks, it didn't make any difference. Any suggestions on how to keep this from happening? Any way to un-brick my current bag?
Possible Duplicate: How can I bake normally fried foods? I usually cut my potatoes into sticks that are slightly bigger than your generic frozen fries. I've tried baking the sticks with low temperature (350) / long duration and with high heat (425) / short duration. I still can't achieve the crispy on the outside but moist, soft, and not dry on the inside. The results are either mushy or crispy but dry and unchewable. I tried baking the sticks with a bit of oil, or a bit of oil mixed with butter to get some browning going, but that didn't achieve the same results. Question: What