How To Soften Stale Bread

Do you want to know how to soften stale bread?  Most of us have had to deal with stale bread at one time or another. While many of us may have simply thrown out the stale bread and replaced it with fresh bread, others have their own unique methods of making hardened and dried out loaves, rolls, and slices good again. There are several ways to do this, but here is one technique, taught by my grandmother, that is not only fast, but also yields a soft result.

Here is a great way to soften that stale or hard bread:

  1. Moisten a paper towel with water or milk.
  2. Wrap the bread in the paper towel.
  3. Place the bread on a microwave safe dish.
  4. Heat on high in the microwave for ten to twenty seconds.
  5. Remove from the microwave.  If you want it softer, place back in microwave for another fifteen seconds.  Then enjoy!

Be careful upon removing items from the microwave, as they will be hot.  Avoid getting the paper towel or the surface of the bread too wet; if this occurs, the liquid won’t evaporate properly, and your bread will be left soggy and dough-like.  Watch the bread closely so that you don’t overcook it. When left in a microwave or regular oven too long, the texture of the bread will become so hard that it will be inedible.

Hope this helps for the next time you have stale or hard bread that you want to continue to enjoy!

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