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Thawing a whole frozen ciabatta loaf... best way?

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Thawing a whole frozen ciabatta loaf... best way?

nasv | Jan 13, 2011 04:23 PM

Last weekend, I took advantage of the buy-1-get-2-free offer the last hour one of my local bakeries was opened... for my wife and me, 3 loaves is too much, so I froze a ciabatta loaf.

I often make loaves of bread, and then freeze them pre-sliced... I then thaw them really quickly by using the toaster oven... awesome! I remember reading a long time ago that something similar could be done with entire loaves frozen in the freezer... what's the best way to do this though? Should I put the loaf in the oven at a low temperature? A higher temperature? how long?

I'm hoping to get it back to its warm-and-crusty state :D

Thanks everyone!
-Nico

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