Fresh baked bread doesn’t stay fresh for long. Have you ever gotten freshly baked bread early in the day to be used for your evening meal? I’ve got a tip that will help you keep it fresh until dinnertime that my friend Donna gave to me years ago. Put it in your microwave for the day.

A microwave is airtight when it’s closed. It works as well as a breadbox. By putting your bakery bread or rolls in there, they will remain fresher than leaving them on the counter. You could put them in the refrigerator and take them out to come to room temperature before dinner, but I find that the refrigerator tends to dry out fresh bread.

My kitchen counter top doesn’t have room for a breadbox. It doesn’t have room for much. By using my microwave as a temporary breadbox, I keep my bakery bread fresh, and I keep my counters less cluttered.

Just a little tip from Donna to me to you.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Tip: How to keep bakery bread fresh
Want that bakery bread you bought this morning to be fresh at dinner? Here's an easy way.