Article What is the best way to defrost frozen sprouted bread?

March 18, 2022

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Silver Hills Bakery

Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery breads, buns, bagels, and tortillas stay fresh for up to 6 months in the freezer, so if you won’t use up a whole loaf or bag within a week, the freezer is the best place to store them! But how do you defrost frozen Silver Hills bread?

If you plan to toast or grill it, do it right from frozen! If your slices are stuck together, wait 10 minutes for them to thaw slightly, or microwave for 20 seconds to separate before popping them in the toaster—then toast as usual. (The same process applies for Silver Hills Bakery buns and bagels. Take care when separating frozen or partially-thawed tortillas to avoid snapping or tearing).

For soft slices, thaw frozen sprouted bread in the bag for 1 hour, but only thaw what you need! If you don’t need a full bag of bread, buns, or bagels, remove what you need and let it thaw on a plate or bread board, and return the rest of the bag to the freezer.

If you need soft slices (or soft buns, bagels, or tortillas) quickly, remove what you need from the bag and microwave for under 30 seconds—less time is better. (As microwaves vary, start with 20 seconds, then thaw in 10-second increments to find your personal speedy bread / bun / bagel / tortilla thawing sweet spot!)