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How do you keep homemade quick breads like banana nut, cranberry orange and pumpkin from getting moldy too quickly?

I baked breads to give as gifts, (which I do every year) however this year, I noticed mold on the bread just days after they were baked

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Asked by 4angelmom at 5:00 PM on Jan. 3, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Keep it in the fridge wrapped in cling wrap.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:01 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • Refrigerate, put it all in it.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:02 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • Either refrigerate it or pop it in the freezer until you're ready to deliver it.

    Answer by NannyB. at 5:02 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • They need an airtight wrapping
    and the fridge,yeah

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:11 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • Freeze then take out the night before for gift giving. Bakeries don't bake everything the day that they serve it or even a day or two. Especially for Holidays, most of the items are baked at least a month before.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:33 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • The downside of no preservatives. lol. As above, wrapped in the fridge, frozen for longer term storage.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 5:34 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • Thank you all...I will give that a try. Very disappointing to have to toss those breads. It's never happened before so I'm not sure what happened this time:(

    Comment by 4angelmom (original poster) at 5:35 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • Refrigerate it if you are giving it within a couple days, freeze it after wrapping very well if longer than that.

    Answer by Bmat at 5:35 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • Mold? On quick bread? Don't know what that is, any break I make is gone within 2 days!

    Answer by idareyou at 7:58 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

  • You get to keep those things long enough to develop mold? **grin** In our house it's gone within 24 hours!

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:03 PM on Jan. 3, 2013

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