Use foil to protect the sliced ends of freshly baked breads. Foil is a great material to keep the sliced ends of freshly cooked bread soft. Artisanal breads can also be left out in the open. Unsliced bread can be left on the counter with the cut side facing down. This is a tested method for home cooked bread or freshly cooked bakery breads. Cover the bread with a kitchen cloth to protect it for a longer time. Freeze leftovers. Leftover bread should be frozen to prevent it from going stale. Hi New member from North Central PA. I been baking bread weekley for about 2 years. My baby as my husband calls it sour dough starter from grapesis a. Q Whats the best way to store bread I buy regular sandwich bread from the grocery store, and it always gets moldy spots within a week. I just store it above the. Staling is inevitable. But proper storage can help you avoid it for as many breadfilled days as possible. Slice the bread before freezing. Store it in an airtight freezer bag or wrap it in foil. Thaw the frozen bread properly. Frozen bread would require room temperature thawing bread basket and thaw it properly. You can also toast it in the oven for a little while not more than five minutes to regain its crispiness.