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Old 11-06-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Howdy from a novice

Hey Everyone... how is it going.

I just joined the forum and hoping to glean so great knowledge. I'm arguably a complete novice at cooking, so please bear with me.

If you don't mind I do have a question. I'm looking to learn how to preserve food (extend the shelf life) of some baked goods. Say maybe by a few months, max one year...preferably with natural options....I've heard this is possible, but no clue how....

Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way to accomplish this? If so, is it possible to buy the ingredients at a local store?

Love to hear your thoughts...

Thanks a bunch,
Dave

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Old 11-06-2015, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome Dave.
The only method I know of to store baked goods for long periods is freezing.
Not sure you can expect great quality after one year, but for sure you can freeze things for a very long time with excellent results.
I freeze bread all the time and when I take it out and thaw it, its as good as the day I bought it.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:26 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC! I freeze my bread too. Otherwise we don't go through a whole loaf before it gets stale.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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Hi Dave. Welcome to DC.

Many baked goods can be frozen successfully. Are you looking for additive ingredients to give baked goods a longer shelf life (like Twinkies that last for ever?)
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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Hi. I wrap cakes in foil then put in a freezer bag.
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:19 PM   #6
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Hi Dave welcome to DC
The only method I know
is freezing.If you find a way
please let us know.
Welcome to DC.

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Old 12-01-2015, 04:16 PM   #7
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Hi Everyone,


My apologies on the long delay in responding. Life, go figure :) And thank you all so very much for the warm welcome and responses. Definitely 'precaite it!

Anyhow, in truth I was looking for something a little beyond the path of freezing. Perhaps one, or two levels further. More to the suggestion of Andy M. (See above thread).

He mentioned additives, which is exactly what I was driving towards. I've been researching mixed tocopherols and looking to learn more about them. I gather mixed tocopherols are a plausible solution; yet looking to learn the "specifics".Things like how to use (add) them when cooking, how long it extends the shelf life, proper usage, etc.

Any thoughts on this? If further clarification is needed, I'll gladly offer it. :)


Thanks again!
-Dave
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:18 PM   #8
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On Additives

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Hi Dave. Welcome to DC.

Many baked goods can be frozen successfully. Are you looking for additive ingredients to give baked goods a longer shelf life (like Twinkies that last for ever?)

@AndyM... yes! additive ingredients are what I am looking to learn about. From what I gather mixed tocopherols are a decent option. Love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks,
Dave
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #9
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Sorry, Dave. I have no experience with chemical additives for food preservation. I'm limited to wrapping or freezing.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:56 PM   #10
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Welcome to DC, Dave!

I don't have any helpful advice for you, as I just freeze my bread too. I can't go through a whole loaf myself without it going stale.
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