Don’t throw away your stale baguette, bread. You can freshen it up by brush water on the crust and stick it into a slow middle oven for not more than 10 minutes. It come out like you just brought from the boulangerie, I loved the sounds when the bread knife cut into bread like walking on snow, the crust is superb!
Or you can make a croutons from your stale bread. Cut them into cube size (if you like to spread with butter, olive oil etc) and then dry it out in the slow middle oven for less than 15 mintues depending on the size and the fat that you applied on it. Keep them in air tight container. You can serve on caesar salad, or eat it like snack! Very tasty!
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