For anyone wondering how to re-crisp a crusty loaf of bread, here’s how I do it. A lot of us are making no knead breads and the crusts don’t stay crispy forever. My way of restoring the crust is to put it back in the oven but you don’t want to dry out the cut side. Once the loaf is cut I press some foil on the cut side and place the loaf cut side down directly on the oven rack (the oven should be preheated to 325°F). I tried spraying the crust with water first and it didn’t seem to make much difference. Bake the loaf for 7-10 minutes and it will crisp right back up.
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When I was growing up many moons ago we bought bulkies every Sunday morning. They were hot and crunchy and great eating with butter and a hot cup of coffee. However during the week the ones left became soft. My father would put them in a paper bag, mist the outside with water and put them in. 325 degree oven for about 7-10 mins. BINGO just like Sunday morning again.
Happy New Year Jenny
You make my days brighter and sweeter,,I love you on you tube,I love your recipes, ,,
your smile is so sweet and contagious You make everything look so easy
I just turn 70, and I am loving it,
3 children ,4 grand-children, later
Keep your bright light shining