Stale bread — we’ve all been there. You know you’ve munched on a doughy, delicious new loaf, but somehow in the excitement you accidentally left the bread out, unsealed and on the counter overnight. The next morning it’s as hard as a rock. It’s warm doughy goodness may now be a distant memory, but don’t throw it out yet! Today’s infographic informs us that you can re-purpose and even rejuvenate your stale bread.

To revive it, you can place it in the oven, at three hundred degrees, in a damp paper bag and bake it for three minutes. And wah-lah! Soft bread.

Day old bread is also usable in many tasty recipes. French toast, bruschetta, bread pudding, French onion soup, stuffing, and you can even use it to make a mean grilled cheese.

And think of your devoted canine companion — he would definitely enjoy some stale bread treats. Today’s infographic gives us a recipe just for man’s best friend!

But if stale bread just isn’t your thing, here are some tips for making your bread last: don’t keep it in the fridge (I was shocked to hear this) wrap it in a cloth napkin or towel, then store it in a bread box or in a paper bag on the counter. If you won’t use it all in 2-3 days, freeze a portion of it in an air-tight plastic bag and it should be good for up to six months.

Bread lovers rejoice! And check out the graphic below. [Via]

© Micaela Lacy for Daily Infographic, 2014. |
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