Bread should be stored in the freezer.

The humid climate in New Zealand means that bread often goes mouldy faster than it goes stale. Storing bread in the freezer will stop this from happening and keep your bread fresh. In warm summer months storing your bread in the fridge is safer than storing it in the pantry.

If there is mould on one slice of bread, you need to throw away the whole loaf as it is likely that invisible spores have spread throughout the whole loaf.

You can toast bread straight from the freezer.

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