Thursday, December 16, 2010
Taking a little sugar break....don't worry though, I'll be back soon with some really cute cupcakes :)
But today, I wanted to show you how easy it is to make your own croutons at home. I never buy the bagged ones from the grocery store myself. Besides the preservatives and other additives, I just think they taste a little heavy. These on the other hand are light and toasty!
All you will need is some day old bread. I used a a french baguette for these but any crusty bread will do. These croutons were made out of day old bagels.
They get mixed with extra virgin olive oil, a few spices and baked in the oven for about 15 minutes...that's it!
Crusty day old bread cut into 3/4 inch cubes, about 3-4 cups
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a gallon sized zip lock bag, combine all the ingredients and shake very well to coat croutons. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with olive oil. Spread croutons in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-16 minutes, until golden crisp. Remove from oven and let cool. Store croutons in an air-tight container till ready to use.
Source: Chef Mommy Original