TAKE AND BAKE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Baking Instructions – Loaves & Baguettes

  1. Preheat your oven to 425
  2. Remove bread from packaging and place directly on center of oven rack.
  3. Bake loaves for 12 to 15 minutes, baguettes for 6-8 minutes or until center is soft and hot to the touch.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Baking Instructions – Garlic Bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 425
  2. Remove bread from packaging and separate the halves before placing directly on a baking sheet in center of oven rack.
  3. Bake loaves for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Toasting Instructions – Loaves & Baguettes

  1. Remove bread from packaging and slice.
  2. Toast to desired crispness.

Grilling Instructions – Loaves, Baguettes, & Garlic Bread

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high.
  2. Remove bread from packaging and wrap with foil, keeping the top of the loaf exposed for ventilation.
  3. Grill for loaves 12 to 15 minutes, baguettes for 6-8 minutes on the upper rack.
  4. Remove from grill and serve hot.

Q: The packaging is looser than before, is the seal okay?

A: Yes, we’ve improved our packaging process to give the bread more room.

The Essential FreshSeal™  Upgraded

Same FreshSeal™, new looser package – for a more beautiful loaf of bread.


Q: Do I have to bake it?

A: Yes, it bakes in only 12-15 minutes! You can use your oven, grill, and toaster oven. DO NOT MICROWAVE.


Q: Where do I store Take & Bake loaves, garlic bread, and pizza crusts?

A: Leave in the original package and store in your pantry or cabinet for 3 months. You do not have to freeze it. It is okay to freeze if you don’t plan to eat by the “best by” date.


Q: What is the difference between the Italian bread & the French bread?

A: The French bread has a delicate, complex flavor with a crispy crust and chewy crumb. The Italian has a more porous chewy crumb, soft crust and a dusting of flour. The flavor profiles for the Italian are milder than the French bread.


Q: Why isn’t yeast in the ingredient statement?

A: Our breads are made using an all-natural, wild yeast starter and go through many hours of fermentation, 10-20 depending on the variety. We do not add any commercial yeast.


Q: How does it stay fresh with the Essential FreshSEAL™ package?

A: Basically, we seal out the oxygen since that’s what causes bread to mold and stale. When removing the oxygen, it creates a stable environment for our bread and no preservatives are needed!


Q: Are there any preservatives in the bread?

A: No, we use all natural, organic, non-gmo ingredients, the shelf life come from the patent-pending Essential FreshSEAL™ package technology.


Q: Are all of these products non-gmo?

A: Yes, all of the ingredients are non-gmo and certified organic!


Q: What if I only want to eat ½ of the loaf:

A: Cut what you are going to bake, and freeze the other half. When you’re ready to eat it, take it out of freezer, thaw and bake the remaining half following the same baking instructions. You can also place frozen bread in oven and bake longer time, until baked through.


Q: How do I store it after I bake it?

A: If you haven’t consumed the whole loaf, wrap the bread in a cotton bread bag, tea towel. paper bag, saran wrap, or ziplock and store in a dry place for up to 2 days. You can store in the refrigerator if climate is hot. You can refresh with a light spritz of water and a 400 degree oven for ten minutes. If longer term storage is needed, you can always freeze it.