Bread and Roll Tips:
Keep bread fresh longer by placing a rib of celery in the bread bag.
For quick and easy garlic breadsticks, split a hot dog bun down the
middle and cut each half lengthwise. Butter each strip; sprinkle with
garlic salt or garlic powder. Place on a cookie sheet and bake or
broil until toasted.
To butter many slices of bread quickly and evenly, heat the butter
until soft, then “paint” it on with a flat pastry brush.
To thaw frozen bread and rolls, place in a brown paper bag and put
into a 325F oven for 5 minutes to thaw completely.
Place aluminum foil under the napkin in your roll basket and the
rolls will stay hot longer.
Yeast breads are more moist when made with potato water (water in
which you have boiled potatoes) than when made with other liquids.
The potato water keeps the bread fresh longer and gives it a
slightly greater volume, but coarser texture.