I’ve been making homemade bread for years and I’ve tried many recipes. Some have made it and some I’ve never made again, but the one thing they all had in common was, they all dried out way too soon! It’s always been a challenge to learn how to keep homemade bread fresh longer without the use of preservatives like commercial bread makers use.
Most weeks 1/3 of the loaf got fed to the chickens because we couldn’t eat it fast enough before it dried out. I tried everything from storing it in the refrigerator, double bagging it, bagging it while it was still warm and everything else in between and nothing worked. Short of giving up and dealing with it, I went back to the drawing board and spent some time researching and talking to every person I knew who baked bread.