Q: Is microwaving bread a healthy thing? Can I microwave bread if I don’t have one at home but I don’t want to go buy it? These are some typical questions people ask. Let’s find it out together.
How to Bake Bread in the Microwave Oven?
Have you tried it already? This is not crazy at all. Baking bread in the microwave oven is a real thing, and we will tell you how to do this right.
One of the biggest pros of baking bread at home is that it’s healthy, relevantly fast and cooked out of products that you always have in your kitchen.
So here’s what you need:
- Pollard – 1 glass
- Flour – 1 glass
- Water – 375ml
- Butter – 30 g
- Dry yeast – 1 tsp
- Sugar – 0.5 tsp
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Sesame – 50g
Mix the flour with the yeast.
Rub this mixture with butter.
Dissolve sugar and salt in warm water.
Pour the water into the flour and knead the dough. Mix it so that it does not stick to the hands.
Put the dough into the microwave-safe dish, cover with a lid and microwave for one minute at high power.
Let the dough stand for 10 minutes before repeating the process.
Knead the dough again and divide it into two parts.
Spread one part of the dough into a mold (a glass mold should be oiled; a silicone one does not require oiling). Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Send in the microwave oven for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the type of the microwave) at middle power.
If there is a grill mode, don’t hesitate to use it.
The second part of the dough should be cooked similarly.
The bread that was baked in the microwave oven doesn’t usually have a crispy crust if there is no grilling function.
Nevertheless, the taste remains great.
This is an excellent recipe yet unusual. The bread is tasty enough.
Can I Defrost Bread Using Microwave?
You have probably seen or bought and tried some ready-made frozen buns/dough from a supermarket.
Some of my friends prefer to store bread in the fridge saying that it prolongs its shelf life greatly. Of course, cold bread is not something that you want to eat a sandwich with.
Obviously, you need to have it warm. The microwave oven might be the best decision when you need warm bread or roll fast and don’t have enough time to wait until they stand at room temperature and reach it.
What are the benefits of storing bread in the fridge?
- It doesn’t get moldy
- It’s never hard
- It’s fresh for a week
The way to warm up a cold loaf of bread in the microwave oven is to take it out of the fridge, cut off as much as you need, put the piece of bread in a package, and heat for a few minutes.
Try it yourself and you will surely get the warm, soft and pillowy bread as if it’s just been baked.
Can I Soften Hard Bread in the Microwave?
One of the main peculiarities of bread storage is that it gets hard fast, which occurs due to the evaporation of moisture from the finished product.
You might often scratch your head over the issue of weathered product.
The good news is that your bread can be completely refreshed and given softness back. Basically, all of these methods are based on the effects of high humidity and high temperatures.
You can bring your bread softness using the microwave oven, an oven, a frying pan etc.
Using the microwave oven is considered one of the fastest and the most efficient methods for warming up the bread.
You need to cut it into slices which are 2 cm thick.
There are two possible ways to prepare bread for microwaving:
- Sprinkle the slices with water and microwave for 60 seconds at best. You can also place a small bowl or glass with warm water next to the plate with bread. This methods requires that you check the bread on and off to make sure it doesn’t get any harder.
- Wet a paper towel in cool water, squeeze out excess moisture and wrap the bread. Then put it like that in the microwave oven for 10-20 seconds.
Remember that you can also prepare hot sandwiches in the microwave oven using such simple ingredients as bread, mayonnaise, sausage, and cheese.
Make a sandwich to your taste, top it with a piece of cheese, and microwave for a minute. The sandwich is ready when the cheese melts.