So, you found a great deal on your favorite bread and stocked up, and put several loaves in the freezer to keep it fresh. Now you are ready to use it but it is a solid rock of ice. You are thinking to yourself, “How do I turn this block of ice back into fluffy delicious carby goodness?”. Well, it is your lucky day, this article is about just that.
Step-By-Step Instructions Of How To Defrost Bread
You are craving french toast and all the bread in the house is frozen and you do not know
how to defrost bread! What are you going to do? Looks like you got on the computer and searched hot to defrost bread and here we are. Follow these step-by-step instructions and you will be on your way to french toast town soon.
1. Make Sure Your Bread Was Stored Correctly
Double-check to make sure that your bed was stored safely and does not have any freezer burn. If you find freezer burn you should throw away the bread. Also, make sure there is no mold or any growth on the bread. If you find anything disregard the bread.
2. Don’t Just Set It On The Counter
Your first instinct might be to just set it out and let it defrost naturally. Fight your instinct this is not the best method to use to revive your bread. This method can have you end up with your bread tasting stale.
3. Just Need A Few Slices?
If you only need a few slices you can place them on a plate in the microwave uncovered and warm them for 15-25 seconds. The ice on them will rehydrate the bread and make it soft and fluffy again.
You can also use your toaster oven to defrost the bread slice by slice if you just need a few and do not want to defrost the whole loaf. This method will just depend on how fast your toaster works.
4. Need The Whole Loaf Of Bread?
When you need the whole loaf of bread to be defrosted the oven is a better method. You will want to take the whole loaf and place it on a tray in the oven after preheating the oven to 325 degrees. It will take 20-30 minutes for the bread to be ready to eat. You will want to check it at 20 and see if it needs more time.
Store Your Bread Properly to Avoid Freezer Burn
To make sure you do not have to throw away your frozen bread you need to make sure that you are storing it correctly when putting it in the freezer. You will want to make sure it is packaged air-tight. If you are freezing a store-bought loaf of bread follow these steps.
Before putting the loaf of bread in the freezer take the loaf out of the bag and fold it up securely in parchment paper. Then take the loaf still covered in the parchment paper and put it back in the bag and close the bag well. Then place the loaf of bread in the freezer and you are ready to go. The parchment paper will help to protect your bread from getting freezer burn.
No Reason To Ever Be Without Bread
Now that you know exactly how to revive frozen bread to taste like a freshly baked loaf, you should stalk up on your favorite bread. There is no reason for you to ever run out of bread again. You can now go to french toast town any day of the year you please!