November 16, 2010

Easy Croutons

Who knew croutons were so easy to make? Ok, you probably did, and in the back of my mind I acknowledged this fact on some level. It's just so easy to pick up a small bag of over priced and rock hard croutons at the store. Never again. Especially since croutons are fantastic on soups and salads, and a great way to turn that baseball bat of a baguette into something delicious.

What's in it
4-5 C stale or fresh bread of any sorts, cubed (or baguette thinly sliced)
2 T olive oil (high quality, and flavored if you wish)
2 T butter
1 clove garlic, minced
italian spices, or any spices (dill, thyme, curry...)

How it's made
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
Put butter, oil, garlic and spices in a microwave proof bowl and microwave 30 seconds to melt butter (or use a stove and pot). Stir to combine. Toss cubed bread in mixture, to coat.

Spread bread onto a baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.

Enjoy on top of soups or salads!

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