Short-Term Bread Storage

TO KEEP quick and yeast breads fresh and flavorful for a few days, it's important to store them properly.

Quick breads and muffins are often quite moist. To prevent them from spoiling, let cool completely, then wrap tightly in foil or plastic wrap and let stand overnight. Refrigerate any leftovers the next day.

Yeast breads, too, should be cooled completely and placed in an airtight container or bag. Store at room temperature in a cool dry place for 2 to 3 days. Yeast breads made with cheese or meat should be refrigerated.