Mum shares her 'miracle' trick for making stale bread fresh again

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

  • 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.

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)

‘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. 

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’.

‘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. 

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