Daily Dish

Reviving Stale Bread

Don’t throw away that stale loaf of bread just yet! You can easily revive it and make it taste fresh again with this tip:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Run the stale bread quickly under cold running water, making sure not to soak it completely. Just a light sprinkle will do.
  3. Place the dampened bread in the preheated oven directly on the oven racks. If you have a baking sheet, you can place it on that.
  4. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the crust becomes crispy and the inside regains moisture. Keep an eye on it to prevent burning.
  5. Once it’s done, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.


The steam from the dampened bread will soften the inside, and the oven will crisp up the crust, giving your bread a fresh taste and texture. Enjoy your “new” bread with butter, as a sandwich, or as a crunchy side to your favorite soup or salad.

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