Make stale bread soft again using this simple trick


Food waste is likely costing your family hundreds of dollars a year. Somewhere between 30-40% of the food supply in the United States is not eaten, according to the USDA.

In 2017, I started a “Waste Log” to hold myself accountable for the times when I throw out food.

What I’ve learned by keeping the log is that it all comes down to meal planning. I’ve wasted a lot of food and money because I buy things that spoil before I’m able to use them.

RELATED: 12 ways to reduce food waste and save some money!

How to make stale bread fresh again

Inside Edition recently demonstrated two ways to revive stale bread that’s hard as a rock. Both of these methods involve adding a bit of water to the bread.

  • Baguette: Run the baguette under the faucet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes
  • Sliced bread: Dip a paper towel in water, wrap the bread in the paper towel and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds

If you don’t want to try this simple trick, you can also use stale bread to make croutons, bread crumbs, french toast, stuffing and bread pudding.

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