Can you eat bread that’s five-months old?March 8, 2013 by Lindsay
In elementary school science classes, a favorite experiment was to grow mold on bread and then study the mold under a microcope. But it appears that modern-day science has put a damper on this experiment, at least for store-bought bread. In this article from Epicurious, “How Fresh is Five-Month-Old Bread?” the author recounts how a loaf of bread became lost in kitchen clutter for five months:
“By then I assumed the bread had become a fuzzy green mass of mold–the supermarket bread I ate as a kid would have been–and I was about to throw it away, when I decided to check to see just how gross a science experiment I’d accidentally been growing in my kitchen. To my complete shock the bread was pristine.” And no, she hasn’t tasted it, but, yes, she still has it and is checking on it.
If nothing else, this might encourage you to check out some of the bread baking cookbooks that our members use.
Photo by Kemp Minifie
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