How to Make Bread Soft Again: 3 Ways

Loaf, baguette, brioche, sourdough, and more — these are a few examples of the most common types of bread. This is a staple food in so many households, but oftentimes, we don’t get the chance to eat all of it before it goes stale.

5-Minute Crafts will now show you a few easy tricks to revive dry or hardened bread.

Method 1: Heat it in the oven.

Step 1: Place the bread under a running faucet of cold water.

Step 2: Wrap the bread in aluminum foil. Make sure it’s completely covered.

Step 3: Place it in a cold oven, and set the temperature to 300ºF.

Step 4: Then wait some time, depending on the type of bread (30 minutes for regular-sized loaves, or 15-20 minutes for smaller, narrower loaves, like baguettes).

Step 5: Remove the foil and place the loaf in the oven for 5 more minutes. Then take it out.

Method 2: Microwave it.

Step 1: Slice the bread if you only want to soften a portion of it.

Step 2: Wrap it in a damp (not wet) towel.

Step 3: Heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds, then take it out.

Note: If it’s still not soft, you can heat it for a few more seconds.

Method 3: Steam it.

Step 1: Pour water into a pot with a steaming basket and turn the stove to medium-high to generate steam.

Step 2: Place the bread slices inside the steamer basket and cover them with a lid.

Step 3: Wait 5 to 10 minutes to give the steam time to soften the bread. Then take the slices out.

Enjoy your freshly soft bread!

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