Tips on softening a hard crust before eating!
I'd like to start a thread with tips to soften a hard crust before eating the bread... For example, french baguettes and ciabattas tend to have a really hard crust a day after they were baked (I searched for a similar thread, but haven't found any. Forgive me if there's one already).
What this thread it not for: adding ingredients to soften the bread/crust or other baking methods.
Here are some tips:
- If the bread is large enough, cut a slice and put it in the toaster for 30 seconds. It'll be slightly hot and the crust will be a lot less hard to eat.
- Put the bread in a plastic bag overnight, or after baking, when the bread has cooled off. A plastic container will also work.
- By AnnaInMD: Spray the bread with water and "rebake" for a few minutes
I'd appreciate if you shared some of your tips!