Baking in the oven
Then, place the bread on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of the loaf – and how wet the loaf is. If you’ve soaked the interior, you’ll need longer for it to dry out.
Check on the bread every few minutes. It should be warm and slightly crispy on the outside, with a soft, fluffy inside. If it’s not quite there yet, give it a few more minutes in the oven.
Once it’s done, let it cool for a minute or two before slicing and serving.
The trick is that by adding moisture and heat, you’re essentially rehydrating the bread and making it soft again. Plus, the slight crisping on the outside gives it that mouth-watering fresh-baked taste.
Now serve up your fresh crusty bread with some creamy butter, and jam or with some spiced pumpkin soup. *chef’s kiss*