How can one resist the incomparable aroma of hot, homemade bread? Give in without worrying about unwanted calories; bread contributes to a well-balance diet. For breakfast, snacks, or for dessert, what an enjoyable way to complete your fibre intake for the day! Nutritional facts about white and brown bread.
Hints & Tips about Bread
- Bread and rolls taste better and smell home-baked when heated just before serving. Warm in a 400 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes, wrapped in tinfoil.
- To freshen rolls, place in a paper bag, seal bag and heat in hot oven for 15 minutes.
- Brown sugar kept in the bread box keeps bread moist and keeps brown sugar from hardening.
- Instead of wrapping loaves of bread for freezing, package two slices, making it easier to defrost the amount of bread needed, leaving the rest of the loaf fresh.
- Bread is less subject to mould if stored in the refrigerator, but turns stale more quickly.
- If bread browns too quickly while baking, cover with brown paper for the last few minutes.
- Yeast breads freeze extremely well. If glazing is desired, freeze them first, and when needed, heat and glaze.
- For a highly glazed crust on yeast breads, brush with beaten egg yolk before baking.
- For soft and tender crust, brush with soft butter or shortening while still warm. Cover with a towel to soften crust.