I've been baking fresh bread at home for years now, and have a lot of fun with it.
Have to get it eatten however as after about a week or so it will start to mold.
Store bought "sandwich bread" that many of us buy will do that too I've found in about the same time or longer.
However, over the last few months that seems to have changed.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabeties and since then I've been keeping a very careful eye on what I eat. And since coming here to ATS
and reading the forum, that has trippled for me.
I have a large wooden bread box that we keep sandwich bread in. Many in my family have a tendency to leave the heels in the bag and in the bread box,
or the heels and a couple of slices, and the bread box will start to get filled up with these "left over" bread.
A couple of months ago, I was cleaning the bread box out, and toss out the moldy left over bread, many as hard as a rock of course.
But that time I noticed something. None of it was moldy. Or very hard from going stale. This was all the the different breads: white, wheat and whole
wheat. All Walmart's store brand.
I shrugged it off then thinking that I was not remembering how long those left overs were in there.
However, this time, I kept track. I let the left overs pile up in there. One of them was wheat with 5 slices and the heels. Today marked the 7th week
for that one.
It was soft, no mold, and smelled just as fresh as the day I opened it almot 2 months ago.
The rest of the white bread, mostly heels, were the same: soft and no mold at all......
Kind of freaking me out since we've been eating this. I'm seriously thinking of just making our bread and not buying any store bought again. Bit of
work though since my wife and kids eat a lot of bread.