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French bread is a delicious addition to any meal and often accompanies soup and salad. Store-bought or homemade French bread can be reheated in a conventional oven to regain its freshly baked texture and butter-melting temperature. To keep the bread from drying out, warm up the entire loaf instead of individual slices. With a proper heating technique, you can warm the bread without burning it.

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Heat your oven to 200 degrees.

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Put the loaf of French bread on a cookie sheet. Lightly coat the top of the bread with olive oil using a pastry brush.

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Place the French bread into the fully heated oven. Warm the bread for five to eight minutes.

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Wear oven mitts to remove the bread from the oven. Place the bread on a cutting board if you want to cut it immediately. Slice the loaf with a sharp bread knife.

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Wrap the bread in cloth to keep it warm. Place the bread in a bowl and serve.

Tip

Omit the olive oil if desired.

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