At Respect Food, we are all about saving food to save the planet. We are particularly obsessed with making the most from the humble loaf. Human’s started eating bread some 30,000 years ago, and over time our love for bread has only grown stronger. It is a staple of cuisines across the globe for a very good reason: it’s simple, cheap, filling and utterly delicious. We don’t need to tell you what to do with fresh bread: enjoy it whichever way you like: toasted or just smeared with herb butter. Dipped in olive oil and vinegar, smothered in avocado or fresh tomato. The world is your slice of sourdough.
It’s also an ingredient that has a habit of lingering in a kitchen, and stale bread doesn’t have the same appeal as a freshly baked loaf. Luckily, there are a plethora of things you can do with it. If you have a fair bit of bread and want to get it back to crusty perfection, first try this simple hack: splash your loaf with a little water and pop it in the oven for ten minutes. It will come out almost as fresh as the day you bought it.