By Kathryn Hatter

Sourdough bread, tangy and light on the inside with a crisp and crunchy crust, complements many different meals. Add sourdough bread alongside soups and stews to balance the savory flavors of your down-home entree. Sourdough bread also accompanies meats, poultry and eggs deliciously. Serve warm and tender sourdough bread with creamy butter to round out a meal with simple style.

Sourdough bread adds a tasty touch to a meal.

Step 1

Cool sourdough bread on a cooling rack for several hours -- until the bread is completely cool.

Step 2

Transfer the bread to a cutting board.

Step 3

Slice sourdough bread into thick slices while it is cool -- at least 1-inch thick. Slicing warm sourdough bread creates an unattractive crust.

Step 4

Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to wrap up the sliced loaf of sourdough bread.

Step 5

Place the bread into the center of the aluminum foil and wrap up the bread, leaving a small opening in the foil to allow steam to escape. This will keep the sourdough crust crispy and crunchy.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 7

Place the bread into the oven and allow it to warm for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the bread from the oven and unwrap it.

Step 9

Transfer the bread from the aluminum foil to a breadbasket lined with a cloth napkin. Wrap the napkin around the bread, and serve the bread with butter while it is warm.