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12" Wrap (Tortilla) container help

post #1 of 10
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Need help storing three different types of wraps that i store in my sandwich cooler.  Presently I leave them in their respective plastic bags and place those into other plastic bags to keep air out overnight.

any suggestions?

john
post #2 of 10
 You are doing the best way, just try and get air out. Date the bags.

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      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #3 of 10
sadly , yeah, that's about it. Leave them flat, it helps.
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post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.  i'll look into a rack system to at least make it easier to grab.

john
post #5 of 10

I buy a bunch at the wholesaler's, frozen, and pull as many as I think I'll need the night before and put them in the fridge to thaw.  If I need some quick, and underestimated demand, the microwave for 30 seconds does the trick.  Just remember to bend them in four directions before trying to take them apart.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks Charron.  I've had to break out a frozen pack.  Luckily they've come apart easily and defrosted within a reasonable time.  Before i make a wrap i usually put one on my panini grill for 3-5 seconds- makes em pliable to roll.  Probably need to consider the micro since the grill isn't always free.

john
post #7 of 10
If they are already thawed, 10 seconds in the nuker makes them as soft and pliable as you could want.   Added bonus = once they cool again, after they are rolled, they hold their shape nicely.
post #8 of 10

Been looking for a while for appropriate wrap storage.  Found today a 12" round container that doesn't taper at the bottom.  Looks perfect for wraps, but will have to order to be sure.  Found it on tupperware.com.  Hope this helps!

post #9 of 10

We used the Tupperware one for tortillas at one place I worked. It's the right size and is supposed to be (I think) a container for a pie. It's good for overnight storage, but people tend to leave the lid off during service and forget to put it back on after the rush. Worked good otherwise though.

post #10 of 10

Do your best of course.  I find wrapping the opening you cut in the bakery bag with cling wrap or a zip-loc bag works as well as anything else.

 

But it doesn't make that much difference how you store them if you store for longer than overnight.  If you leave them open, they get dry.  If you hold them closed, they get gummy.  The taste and texture even changes in the freezer.  They last, at the most, 48 hours from the bakery before they start tasting stale and develop unpleasang mouth feel.

 

It's better to buy and replace appropriately -- even if that means some wastage -- than  holding on to old baked goods.  At least if you care.

 

BDL
 


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