The Trick To Warming Bread In The Microwave For Simple Luxury

It's such a basic food item that provides so much comfort — warm bread. While eating warm bread is often associated with a nice meal at a restaurant or a special occasion for which dinner rolls are baked fresh, that doesn't have to be the case. Heated bread can be enjoyed any day of the week — from a busy workday to a laid-back Sunday. All that is needed is a microwave to transform that cold loaf of bread into something special.

The first step to heating bread in the microwave is to make sure there is an added element of moisture to prevent the bread from drying out and to keep it from becoming chewy. This can be done by getting a moist piece of paper towel or a kitchen towel to cover the bread in the microwave. A second dry paper towel or kitchen towel should be layered on top of the damp one for best results. A small bowl of water can also be placed in the microwave for an additional source of moisture.

It's also important to set the microwave to a low or medium setting. With different microwaves heating at varying rates, a good place is to start is a cook time of a minute. After that amount of time, check to see if the bread is warm enough. While really hot bread may seem best because it will stay warm longer, heating bread too much could make it chewy or hard. 

Another option for reheating bread

If you'd rather not use a microwave for warming up that loaf of bread, the oven is another great option. Simply take the room temperature loaf and then put it in an oven that has been warmed to 350 degrees. The bread can then be heated for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until the right temperature is attained. Just like reheating bread in the microwave, it's important to keep it moist in the oven. An easy option is to sprinkle water on each slice or the entire exterior of uncut loaf before being placed in the oven. To prevent the bread's crust from burning, aluminum foil can be wrapped around the loaf, which should be set on the middle rack of the oven. 

Both the oven and the microwave are great ways to reheat dinner rolls as well. Whether using a microwave or an oven, with a few simple steps, your desire for warm and comforting bread can be fulfilled.