How do you refresh a stale baguette in the microwave?

How to make stale bread fresh again: Mum's genius trick transforms her old loaf in MINUTES - and all you need is a tap

By Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia

  • 81 shares

Comments

Comments

{{formattedShortCount}}

comments

  • A mother has shared her 'miracle' trick for reviving stale bread to make it fresh
  • To freshen up an old loaf, Judy runs it under the tap for a few seconds
  • She then pops it into the oven on 200 degrees Celsius for a few minutes
  • This helps to revive old loaves; others shared their tricks with the microwave

A mother has shared her 'miracle' trick for reviving bread that is going stale - and all you need is a tap.

The mother posted on Facebook, where she revealed that to make slightly stale bread fresh, you should put the bread or rolls under running water and then put them in a hot oven until they dry out.

ADVERTISEMENT

Within a few minutes, the bread should feel fresh and ready to eat again.

A mother has shared her 'miracle' trick for reviving bread that is going stale - and all you need is a tap (the bread pictured)
Click here to resize this module

'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 pop it in the oven for a few minutes. Honestly, it's like you just bought it from the bakery so fresh, so yum.'

Others recommended that the bread will require a few minutes in a hot oven set at 200 degrees Celsius.

  • The freezer trick that will save you HUNDREDS of dollars: Mum's time-saving mince storage method wows the internet
  • The best of both worlds: Krispy Kreme launches epic new SNICKERS doughnuts - complete with chocolate ganache and gooey caramel
  • The best storage 'hack' yet: Shopper reveals her VERY simple game-changing trick for folding up plastic supermarket bags in seconds
  • REVEALED: The three best-selling beauty buys Australian women can't get enough of this month - and why they're a must-have for your cosmetics bag this winter

Those who saw the trick online were hugely impressed with how simple it is.

'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.

Judy said you just need to run the bread under a tap (pictured) and then pop it in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for several minutes, and it should be fresh again

How to make your loaf of bread last longer

* Keep bakery loaves in brown paper bags at room temperature.

* Keep store-bought loaves in plastic bags at room temperature.

* Never keep your bread in the fridge.

* Revive stale loaves with a splash of water and then heat in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for several minutes.

* Freeze what you don't use.

* Make breadcrumbs or bread and butter pudding with the stale slices.

Others said they have been doing the trick for a few years, and it also works well if you pop the bread in the microwave on the top of a 'wet paper towel'.

ADVERTISEMENT

'Stale bread makes the best croutons,' one person said.

'You can also put it in the oven with a tray of water under it. Works just as good,' another added.

This isn't the first time someone has shared a trick to help revive stale bread.

The experts at Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) previously shared a list of tips and tricks to keep your loaf fresher for longer - including freezing what you don't use, keeping bread in the paper bag it comes in and never putting it in the fridge.

Bakery loaves are best kept in the brown paper bag they come in from the bakery or a bakery section of a supermarket.

That's because the paper will absorb any excess moisture, which causes a hard crust to go rubbery.

Shop-bought loaves meanwhile are best kept in a plastic bag at room temperature - never in the fridge.

Though keeping it chilled will keep mould from growing on the loaf for longer, bread will turn stale more quickly in the fridge.

Share or comment on this article:

How to make stale bread fresh again: Mum's genius trick transforms her old loaf in MINUTES

  • 81 shares

Comments

Comments

{{formattedShortCount}}

comments

Don't Miss

  • 'So proud!' Romeo Beckham gets a ringing endorsement from parents David and Victoria as he unveils b...
  • 'I didn't know if I could continue to LIVE': Rylan Clark admits he was 'a danger to himself' before ...
  • Frankie Bridge sets pulses racing in a busty cut out dress as she celebrates her 33rd birthday over...
  • 'He went to A&E with stomach pains and ended up in theatre': Tamzin Outhwaite reveals beau Tom Child...
  • Molly-Mae Hague and beau Tommy Fury bundle up as they enjoy romantic stroll arm-in-arm in wake of he...
  • Overindulged over Christmas? Kickstart your 2022 with the one thing yo...Ad Feature
  • Brassic's Joe Gilgun flashes a grin after returning to work as actor shrugs of claims he 'made an o...
  • Prince Harry launches legal action against UK government claiming it is 'unsafe' for his family to r...
  • Nicole Scherzinger puts on leggy display in a burnt orange velvet gown as she enjoys romantic date n...
  • Abi Clarke claims 'secret fling' Zayn Malik was 'not on speaking terms with One Direction and aimed ...
  • Game, set and match! Deported Djokovic jets out of Melbourne Airport after anti-vax tennis star lost...
  • Make your health and wellbeing a priority this year - it's easier than...Ad Feature
  • Kyle MacLachlan, 62, storms Prada runway alongside Jeff Goldblum, 69, as iconic actors showcase thei...
  • 'The world should stop being so silly!' Prue Leith, 81, says she expects to fall victim to 'ridiculo...
  • Kate Moss kicks off her 48th birthday in style as she joins lookalike daughter Lila Grace, 19, and b...
  • Ant and Dec join Simon Cowell and David Walliams for the first day of Britain's Got Talent filming -...
  • Tamara Ecclestone shares heartwarming snaps of daughter Serena, 16 months, playing in the snow as th...
  • 'He's been a great support to her': Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson 'is dating Emmerdale's Anthony Qu...
  • 'I called him my Mr Grey, we had a great time together': Zayn Malik 'had secret affair with former T...
  • Kim Kardashian's youngest daughter Chicago West celebrates turning FOUR during joint birthday bash w...
  • Corrie's Arianna Ajtar smoulders in eye-popping black catsuit as she joins leggy Love Island star Ma...
  • Bella Hadid dazzles in daring plunging brown dress as she joins brother Anwar for dinner... after Gi...
  • 'I'm so lucky to find love again': Silent Witness star Emilia Fox, 47, shines light on new romance w...
  • TALK OF THE TOWN: Sarah Ferguson sought comfort from 87-year-old ex-boyfriend and Tramp club gang on...
  • Former BBC Gardeners' World star Peter Seabrook dies of 'heart attack' aged 86: Royal Horticultural ...
  • Mike and Zara Tindall appear in video call with tropical background and joke they're 'pretending to ...
  • The Queen is looking for a 'responsive' security officer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse who is comfo...
  • Oti Mabuse makes Strictly Come Dancing U-turn as star insists she WILL continue 'one season at a ti...
  • 'I wore bikinis 24 hours a day on Love Island!' Liberty Poole insists she WON'T shy away from wear...

MORE TOP STORIES

    {{#mpu?}}
    ADVERTISEMENT
    {{/mpu?}} {{^mpu?}} {{#sponsored?}}
  • {{text}}
  • {{/sponsored?}}{{^sponsored?}}
  • {{text}}
  • {{/sponsored?}}{{/mpu?}}