What kind of knife do you need to slice bread?
With all the bread recipes I have made over the years, have learned, that nothing will slice bread better than a good serrated knife.
If you don't use a serrated knife you run the risk of shredding or squishing a fresh loaf of bread.
I like to start slicing my bread on the top corner, closest to me. Let the knife do the cutting and move in a sawing motion. Allowing the knife it's self to glide through the bread without stopping.
For me, I prefer to use a 7 inch blade, or a 9 inch blade for those larger loaves of bread.
Only use your serrated knife for slicing bread and never place it into the dishwasher. This will dull the knife and you will have to sharpen it far more often. A little soapy warm water will do the trick and keep your knife clean and sharp.
Another tip is to try to avoid slicing the bread when it's still warm. I know that can be difficult to resist the temptation, almost impossible ... at least for me. The smell of fresh, warm bread out of the oven makes you want to dive right in.
If you do need to slice that bread while it's still warm, be sure not to squeeze or hold the bread too tight. In fact, if you have one, I would suggest using an electric knife if the bread is still warm. It works great!
Just a little practice will go a long why in slicing the perfect slice of bread for that sandwich.
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