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How far in advance should I "dry" fresh challah bread to use for stuffing?

I'm making the stuffing on Saturday, it's now Wednesday. I have the challah bread and know that it needs to be somewhat stale for the stuffing, but wasn't sure how far in advance I should slice and start this process.

asked by Katie1081 about 4 years ago
3 answers 995 views

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

I think overnight would be fine. On the theory that drier is better, you could probably do it whenever you have time between now and Friday. Happy holidays!

added about 4 years ago

And if it isn't dry enough, you can always pop it in a low oven (250 - 300) until the moisture is gone.

added about 4 years ago

For thanksgiving, I cut mine up on tuesday and made the stuffing on Thursday. It also depends how moist and fresh the challah is at the time you cut it.