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Preserving Fresh Bread for Decor

I recently thought I'd get a few loaves of faux bread to put in my mini German "fresh bread" cart but was a little disappointed in what I saw available, and even more disappointed in that FAKE bread cost more than the real deal.  I see pretty bread in the market all the time and so I decided I'd just try and dry my own.


I was inspired to create my own centerpiece after coming across the simple beauty of these two images.   5 B's…Bread, Bag, Board and Baskets = Beauty.


To make your own dried bread, simply place your chosen bread on an oven rack with the oven set to between 175 and 200 degrees Farenheit.  Dry the bread for at least two hours.  I purchased pretzel sticks for two reasons…they were pretty (that's very important) and were the correct size ratio for the cart and bunny rabbit I am displaying them in.  
Since the pretzels are dense, I dried them for an additional two or three hours to be sure they were dried through.  They browned up a  bit but look good…