There’s nothing like the taste of fresh baguette. The sweet aroma and that soft, comforting mouthfeel — it’s just so darn delicious.
But I have a pet peeve with the lengthy loaf. It’s not always possible to enjoy every bit of the whole baguette before it goes stale. If you have this problem too, be prepared to be wowed by this amazing trick by Sarah Moulton featured on The Rachael Ray Show.
Simply drench your rock-hard baguette in cold water then tightly wrap it in aluminum foil. Next, place the wrapped baguette in the oven (not preheated), then set the temperature to 300F and let is heat for 12 to 15 minutes. Then take the baguette from the oven, remove the foil and heat in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Voila! Your leftover baguette is as good as fresh!
Note: We tried it here at FNC and it totally works! But make sure to eat your revived bread right away, as it will quickly harden again.
See how it’s done in the video below: