A lot of times we get these long loaf breads from the bakery and forget to use them. If not used they tend to become hard and crumbled.If the bread hasnt started geting fungus and has just turned hard there is an easy way to refresh your bread and make it soft. Just take a cotton cloth and wet it. After squeezing the excess water, wrap the loaf in the damp cloth and microwave it for one minute. Take it out and leave it for five minutes wrapped in the same cloth. When you take out the bread from the cloth after five minutes, you will see that your bread has become soft and ready to be used again..