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Reviving Quick Breads

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Reviving Quick Breads

Pre-Revival Quick Bread Tips for Prevention

Cool quick breads completely before slicing; cutting while warm is one of the chief reasons for crumbling. Even better, store them tightly covered for 24 hours for easier cutting.

Cut with a sharp, thin-bladed knife, using a light sawing motion. After cooling, wrap loaves tightly and store them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze up to 3 months.

Choose a pan that's the right size. So many choices! For loaves with a gently rounded top and no "lipping" at the edges, grease only the bottoms of the loaf pans.

Quick Bread Revival

  • Quick breads past their prime can be thinly sliced (slice muffins crosswise), placed on a baking sheet, and toasted on both sides under the oven broiler. If desired, the quick bread slices can be brushed lightly with melted butter before toasting the bread.

Mix quick bread batter by hand

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