How to Slice REAL Bread

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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:

  1. The most important thing is a sharp, serrated bread knife

  2. Use one hand to hold the crust’s top-side together to keep it from breaking

  3. Use the other hand to gently saw through the bread. Don’t press hard on the knife, because that will break the crust

  4. Cut slices about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick. Don’t go thinner to prevent them from falling apart

  5. 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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  • Lis on

    Problem is that I love extra thin sliced bread….


    I share your bread with friends every Sat night. Reminds meof my time growing in Germany. Das schmeckts so gut!!!!!!!

  • Doris Jenkins on

    I always enjoy your fresh bread, after baking I like the slices 3/8 thick, slice them with my electric slicer one loaf at a time and they come out nice, I take half of the sliced loaf double wrap and freeze it to keep fresh. Works for me but sometimes the top scoring of the loaf is a little too deep and it can crack even more

  • Tim Collins on

    Any links to REAL German veal brats, imported from Germany? I know German sausage is regional. I had some amazing veal brats in Bad Kreuznach, while stationed with the US Army, 8th Infantry Division, Airborne, in 1969-70! They were, short, about 4-5 inches long and about 3 inches around, mild, sweet, delicious! Mit ‘white’ brotchen bread rolls, und brown Dusseldorf mustard! Grilled just till they turned a little dark brown and brust! Absolutely to die for! Thank you.

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