Essential Baking "Bake at Home" Bread - Long Shelf Life

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by 3M-TA3, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I ran across this bread at Costco today and noticed the package said something about having a long shelf life, so I checked and the expiration date was January 10, 2018, so over four months without refrigeration. Has anybody tried this bread?

    Bake-at-Home Sourdough - Essential Baking Company
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Looks like it could be more palatable than weevilly ship's biscuit. ;)
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Thinking it might have some potential.
  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I wonder whether there is sufficient viable active yeast to use part of it as a starter yeast for further sour dough bakery, incorporating stored 'from scratch' ingredients. If so, that would make it even more attractive as a long term storage option should commercial bakery product no longer be available during a grid down situation.
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I've seen where you can make sour dough starter from yeast that already in the air, but that sort of thing takes time and each area has it's own local version. I'm thinking this bread might fit into an intermediate stage while you are getting the rest of your ducks straightened out or something short a few weeks or perhaps a month. Then again, I didn't note the price so it might be too expensive to rotate in with other foodstuffs.
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  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    This is a heat and serve loaf. It has a shelf life because it is sealed. I bet if you opened it, the shelf life goes down to about a week. I am wondering if I bake a loaf of bread and vacuum seal it lightly (leave some air) would it last for 4 months? Maybe?
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  8. Imasham

    Imasham Monkey

    I don't know what the Costco price is but the company web site shows a case of 12 is $50 plus shipping.

    Creating your own sourdough starter appears to be fairly straightforward:
    How To Make Your Own Sourdough Starter
    Creating a Sourdough Starter

    It seems simpler to just have and rotate yeast in your storage but it's nice to know I can make a starter if I need to.
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  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Hey chell, don't think of them as weevils in the hardtack but meat in the sammich. ;)
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  10. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Checked out these bread products via Amazon. Whoowee! Too spendy for this old pensioner. A lot cheaper to make my own.
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  12. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It usually is...and often, the quality of scratch made is so much better.
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