Watch this short tutorial to become a master bread slicer. Slicing a crusty bread loaf is tricky, because it might fall apart in the process. Follow these simple steps to avoid that.
Here’s a quick summary of the steps:
- The most important thing is a sharp, serrated bread knife
- Use one hand to hold the crust’s top-side together to keep it from breaking
- Use the other hand to gently saw through the bread. Don’t press hard on the knife, because that will break the crust
- Cut slices about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick. Don’t go thinner to prevent them from falling apart
- Store the loaf cut side down in a bread box, to keep moisture inside the bread
Slicing bread yourself at home is worth the extra effort. The crust keeps moisture and flavor inside. That's why buying a bread loaf is always better than buying sliced bread. Sliced bread from grocery stores is loaded with chemicals to keep it moist. Just look at its ingredient list. A good artisan bread loaf, on the other hand, stays chewy and tasty without all the artificial stuff.
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