Got a load of stale bread? Here's a super easy trick to make it fresh again
If you survived Storm Emma, chances are you've got a load of bread left over.
Afterall, people were running down to Centra to pick up the odd sliced pan or 12 every day during the Beast From The East.
And even though it would be humanly impossible the consume that much bread unless you were snowed in for approximately six weeks, we all lost the run of ourselves and simply went a bit mad for the bread, really.
That's why everybody has at least three stale half pans and four mildly gone off baguettes in their kitchens this week, and while this may seem like a bit of a waste, there is actually a fairly simple way you can get those stale breads tasting (almost) brand new again.
According to Good Housekeeping, all you need is a bit of water to make your loaf taste as fresh as the day it was baked.
Cher Loh, Head Tutor at the Good Housekeeping Institute Cookery School, says that holding your bread under the tap until it's completely saturated with water and then popping it into the oven for a few minutes will give it back that healthy glow it once had.
"Stick it in the oven at 200°C (180°C fan) for a few minutes, and your bread will miraculously be edible once more. This rehydrates the bread."
So there you go - no more unnecessary Storm Emma waste.