Thursday, March 1, 2012
I have been making a lot of artisan bread lately. Unfortunately, we don't always finish each loaf before it looses its freshness. Instead of throwing the bread in the compost, I've been making croutons. These yummy croutons are perfect for our Sunday morning egg bake or as an addition to any salad.
The best part is, when you make your own, you can pick the flavors you'd like to use. My favorite combination is garlic and Italian seasoning, but explore your options by trying out cajun or spicy croutons!
Herb Crusted Croutons
(Amount are not specified, as they depend on the amount of leftover bread you have. Just remember, it doesn't hurt to be liberal with your ingredients.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut your bread into 1 inch cubes.
In a large bowl, toss bread cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and seasoning.
Spread on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until cubes are golden brown.