It doesn’t take long for fresh bread to dry out and become rubbery rather than crusty. Many people simply buy smaller loaves so they can eat it while it’s still fresh, but that is often unnecessary since you can actually freeze bread. This not only saves you from having to visit the store more often, but also means you can always enjoy bread as if it were baked the same day.
Freezing bread keeps it wonderfully fresh – whether you freeze it as a whole loaf or in slices. Although leaving your bread as a whole loaf means that it retains moisture a little better, it is often more practical, especially in small households, to slice the bread before freezing it.