I normally don't like sandwiches in the first place, but if I eat sandwiches, I find sandwiches made with white bread to be more appetizing, since the bread is soft and smooth

When I tried whole grain bread instead, the bread is highly textured and hard. Is there something I can do to make the texture of whole grain bread more palatable?

  • What brands of multigrain bread do you have qualms with?
    – Krazer
    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:28

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What I've done in the past is mist some water on both sides of the bread slices, then put them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds (alternatively, an oven set at 300F/150C for 5-10 minutes will do it too).

Experiment with the amount of water (but keep it low) and cooking times. You should get much softer (and warm) bread slices out of it.

  • Sounds fast and simple. I'll give it a try. Do you know if the bread will stay soft for lunch if I prepare it after dinner the day before?
    – anon
    Feb 19, 2016 at 15:32
  • I usually do this when preparing to eat the sandwich itself, so I've never tested it, sorry.
    – mech
    Feb 19, 2016 at 15:37

I recommend toasting your whole grain bread in a frying pan with butter before making your sandwich. The butter imparts a nice flavor and helps prevent burning. Toasting using cooking oil (olive oil is a nice substitute) also helps with flavor and texture. You can even use butter and oil together.

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