How to Refresh Stale Bread in a Stasher Bag
Buying fresh loaves of bread instead of packaged is a great alternative that produces less plastic waste (and tastes oh-so-good!), but if you don't use it up right away it can go stale. Such a shame.
Before you toss it in the trash, let us show you an easy way to refresh your bread using Stasher bags.
It's pretty easy to do actually. Check out the detailed guide and video below!
How to refresh stale bread
- Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Position an oven rack to the upper third position.
- Slice the bread to the desired thickness. If your bread is slightly stale (i.e., the outer crust is firm but the center is still a little soft), lightly pat one side of a bread slice with water. If your bread is very dry on the inside and out, lightly pat both sides of the bread with water.
- Transfer bread slices into a Stasher and seal the bag with a small opening for ventilation. Lay the bag on top of a baking sheet or pie dish. Bake the bread for six to eight minutes.
- Let it cool for a few minutes before using oven mitts to carefully open the Stasher bag and check to see if the bread has softened. The bag will be very hot, so be careful as you do this! If the bread is still very firm, sprinkle a bit more water over the bread and bake it for a few more minutes.
- Using tongs, remove the bread from the Stasher and serve. If you want to get a fresh crunch on the outside of the bread, bake the bread slices directly on a baking sheet or pie dish for another six to eight minutes.