How to soften the stale bread
• How to soften the stale bread
Bread should be fresh and soft. It is in this piece together with a crispy crust and a delicate aroma of preference by most people. Just the thing: a loaf of stale too quickly and go on crackers. If this situation is not satisfied and want to learn how to return to its former freshness of stale bread, that these 3 ways will fall at an opportune moment.
The main rule, which should be guided by: You can only refresh the bread that is stale, but not covered with mold. If there is clear evidence that the product has deteriorated, it is necessary to accept the fact that it can not be saved.
The bread becomes stale, as it loses moisture, so all methods aimed at to re-nourish pieces with moisture. You can do this in several ways: in the microwave oven or in a double boiler.
The fastest way to soften the bread - is to put the pieces of damp in the microwave. There also put a small container with water. Turn on for 15-20 seconds, check the degree of softness, then repeat 1-2 times. Usually 40-50 seconds is enough to bread was soft. Need to check often, as if to overdo, then it is possible that the effect will be the opposite - the pieces will turn into crumbs.
In order to soften the bread in the oven, you need to cut into small pieces the same as for the microwave. Then wrap them with a paper towel moistened with water and placed in an oven preheated to 180 degrees. Suffice it to 2-3 minutes to the bread became soft again.
If the paper towels at hand was not, but there is a foil, it is also possible to wrap the bread. In this case, the dwell time in the oven should be increased to 10-15 minutes. It is important to give bread to cool, not turning the foil, then it will be really soft.
3. Steamer pan or colander with
to soften the bread for a couple - one more effective way, which is known to housewives. It usually takes 1-2 minutes in normal mode, if you are using a double boiler.
If such a machine is not present, then the alternative is customary steam bath. Over a pan of boiling water is set colander. At the bottom of the colander stacked slices of bread, which actively absorbs moisture. This method is simple, but requires care if the bread left over the steam for too long, it can be melted. Also, you need to make sure that the bread does not touch the boiling water, it is also spoil the result.