Reviving Quick Breads
Cooking tips for the caring cook.
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.