Surely it has happened to you that you buy your bread in the morning, and that it is hard as a stone, at the end of the day. Rest assured, luckily, there’s a trick to keeping your bread fresh and soft.
To fight against wasted bread, here is a tip shared by Rémy Grandjean, the best baker in France, that will allow you to go stale.
How long can a bread be kept?
Foods have a useful life that varies according to the ingredients that compose them. In this way, the useful life of the bread varies between three and 7 days, at room temperature. Thus, the bread we buy is preserved longer than homemade bread.
Why does the bread get hard?
This phenomenon is mainly due to the degradation of the starch it contains. Outcome : the bread dries up and becomes unfit for consumption. It loses its smooth and crunchy appearance at the same time. Fortunately, some foolproof advice will help you avoid this type of inconvenience.
To keep your bread fresh, crisp and soft, you will need to wrap it in a plastic or cloth bag. You can double this packaging by using a second plastic bag to maintain the softness and crispness of the bread.
What if my bread is hard?
If your bread goes stale, you can still eat it. To do this, grill it so that the starch is less present. However, the best way to enjoy your bread is to eat it straight from the oven.
If you feel like a baker and want to make your own bread, this is possible. Best of all, it’s easy to make no-knead bread.
For a 6 person loaf, you will need:
- 375 grams of flour
- 300 milliliters of warm water;
- A teaspoon of fine salt;
- 12 grams of fresh yeast or half an envelope of dry yeast.
In addition, the preparation of this bread will only require 30 minutes of cooking and 1h30 of rest.
To start, you will need to mix the yeast with warm water. Then, you will have to be patient letting the dough rise for 5 minutes. After that, add the flour and salt to the preparation and mix everything with a spatula, then let it rest for 1h30. covering the preparation with a clean cloth. After preheating the oven to 240°, all you have to do is put your bread in the oven.
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