If your family doesn’t seem capable of eating all the bread before it goes stale, one mom has a trick that you’ve got to follow. She realized that she needed to figure out a way to rehydrate stale bread when her family failed to finish all the bread she was buying from the grocery store and the bakery. Since she did not want to turn bread into wasted money, she realized that it was high time for her to figure out a way to extend the life of her family’s bread or stop buying bread altogether.
Since bread was one of this mother’s favorite foods, she refused to stop shopping for bread. Instead, she came up with a delightfully easy way to turn slightly stale bread into a delicious loaf that can last a few more days. All you need is a loaf of bread and some running water to turn that stale lump of carbohydrates into a delicious source of energy and nutrition.
The trick is quite simple. Take your slightly stale bread and run it under the faucet for a few seconds. When the bread of moist all around, place it into your oven until it is dried out. This process can rehydrate stale bread and turn it into something that is not only edible but delicious and desirable.
“I’ve been conscious of reducing my waste, and the job of using up stale bread rolls has always been a problem,” Judy wrote on Facebook. “There’s only so many breadcrumbs I can keep in the freezer, and my kids aren’t a fan of defrosted rolls. My mum told me a trick her mum used to do back in the day, and it really works. All you do is run the bread roll under a tap, so it’s wet and then pops it in the oven for a few minutes. Honestly, it’s like you just bought it from the bakery – so fresh, so yum.”
For this life hack to work, Judy recommends setting the oven at 200 degrees Celsius, which translates to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After the stale bread is wet, it only needs a few minutes in the hot oven to dry out. Then it will be edible all over again.
Fans of Judy on Facebook pointed out how amazing this trick was and how they were most certainly going to be using it as soon as they had some slightly stale bread on their hands.
“This is such a good idea. I threw out some bread recently as it went stale, but I won’t be doing that again,” one woman wrote.
“I’m totally trying this!” another added.
Other people said that they’ve been doing things like this for years. You can also place stale bread on top of a “wet paper towel” in the microwave.
“Stale bread makes the best croutons,” one person said.
One fan wrote, “You can also put it in the oven with a tray of water under it. Works just as good.”
Will you try this kitchen hack to extend the life of your bread?
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