Everything old is new again – even stale bread, if you know a quick trick.
You Will Need
* Stale bread
* Ice cube or water
* Aluminum foil
* Paper towel and microwave
* Steamer and pan
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Rub an ice cube or drizzle some water over the crust of the bread until it's damp.
Wrap it in aluminum foil.
Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes.
To use your microwave, sprinkle the crust of the bread with water, wrap it in a paper towel, and pop it in for 15 seconds.
If you'd rather use your range, bring a few cups of water to a boil; put a vegetable steamer or splatter guard on top of the pot, and set the bread on it for one minute.
Enjoy your bread – and the knowledge that you didn't throw out perfectly good food.
Fact: The Egyptians were the first to bake rising bread, back in 2600 BC. They also developed baking ovens.