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how to revive stale bread

How to Revive Stale Bread

Did your delicious fresh loaf of bread go stale way too soon? Don’t throw it away just yet! There is actually a little-known method that can help revive your bread. Today, we’re going to share this secret with you. After all, we would hate to see a perfectly fine loaf of bread go to waste.

Step 1: Moisturize

  Stale bread is a result of moisture loss. After you eat part of the bread, the remaining pieces of it will begin to lose moisture. As this happens, the bread begins to harden and becomes nearly impossible to eat. You can counteract this by properly storing your bread. However, if it is too late, you will have to revive the stale bread by adding moisture back to it. To do this, run the stale bread underwater for around 30 to 60 seconds.

Step 2: Reheat

  Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your bread has become nice and wet, you are going to want to place it in the oven for about five to ten minutes. This will transform the moisture into steam, returning the bread back to its soft form.

Step 3: Enjoy

  Finally, take your bread out of the oven once it looks and feels soft enough. Let it cool down a bit, and then it will be ready for you to enjoy!   It is important to note that this method does not work for all types of bread. It is best to only use this technique on breads like rolls, baguettes, or anything with a lot of crust. Otherwise, you may not get the results you are looking for.

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