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What are the best ways to freshen stale bread? Our guide gives you three easy methods to bring your old bread back to life. Hard bread is often thrown away far too quickly. You can still freshen stale bread. Here are three ways you can do that.

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Bread quickly gets hard

How often do you have a loaf of bread at home, but after a few days the leftovers are not eaten and become hard. That has certainly happened to everyone before. This is also one reason why you should never buy cut fresh bread. Cut slices become hard faster. With the whole loaf, the interface becomes hard first.

But if you have a remnant of the loaf or a few hard slices, maybe hard buns or baguettes, then many of us use these things to feed ducks in the park. Others also throw them away. But you shouldn’t do that! You can still enjoy hard baked goods when you bake them in the oven. You have two options for this, which we would like to introduce to you here.

3 of the best ways to freshen stale bread

Option 1:
Wet the bread or rolls with a little water. You can also take milk. Then wrap the baked goods in aluminium foil and place in the oven at 180 degrees. After that, they would have to be fresh and soft again.

The aluminium foil is not absolutely necessary, but it ensures that the procedure goes faster.

Option 2:
Old rolls or even a slice of bread, which has already become a bit hard, you can bake with the toaster or make really delicious crispy. Just put the buns on top and turn them off from time to time.

With a hard slice of bread, you have to do it differently, because you have to put it directly into the slot of the toaster. When toasting, it gets even harder, but also really deliciously crispy.

Option 3:
Without having to even wrap the bread, you can freshen it in the microwave, which reactivates the small amount of moisture left in the bred. If your bread is extremely stale, you can put it in the microwave in a sealed container with a few drops of water to freshen it. The time it takes depends on how powerful your microwave is, and how thick the piece of bread is — but sometimes it can take as little as 30 seconds.