• Pack it well: To keep the bread from drying out or going stale, we recommend our friend Tim's method, which consists of wrapping it first in a paper bag, then in a plastic trash bag. Place this in a sturdy box and if there is excess space, add padding material so the bread doesn't get knocked around.
• Send it overnight or priority: Whichever carrier and method you choose, make sure the bread won't be in transit for more than a couple of days.
• Alert your recipient: You don't have to tell them what's inside, but make sure they will be home to receive the package or know it contains perishable goods so it doesn't end up sitting at the post office or on a doorstep.
Also keep in mind that a sourdough breads tend to have a longer shelf life.
Have you ever mailed – or received – homemade bread? Do you have any tips to share?
Related: What Would Be a Good Cake to Mail?
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