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 A Recipe for Croutons
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Home made croutons are a real treat. They can be used to top almost any soup or as a side dish with a salad. We show you how to cook them perfectly.

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  10 minutes  Cooking Time:   10 minutes
 How Difficult  Easy  Freeze?   No
 Servings

Small bowlful


INGREDIENTS

Metric

Imperial

110g white bread (see notes) 4oz white bread (see notes below)

3 tablespoons of olive oil

WHAT SPECIAL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT?
A bread knife is best to cut the bread
Baking tray

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COOK'S NOTES
Croutons are best made from unsliced white bread. When slicing bread a normal knife does not cut as well as a bread knife. If you prefer, thick sliced white bread can be used.

PREPARATION
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4

COOKING METHOD

Sliced bread for cooking croutons Cut two slices of bread about 2cm / žin thick. Cut away the crust. Cut the bread roughly into 2cm / žin cubes.

Pour the olive oil into a bowl and add the bread. Turn the bread with a fork until all the sides are coated with oil. This is fiddly and will take about 5 minutes.


 

Put the oil coated bread on an oven proof baking tray and place in the pre-heated oven for five minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the half-cooked croutons. Cook for another five minutes.

Keep an eye on the croutons towards the end of the cooking. They are ready when they are golden brown.


Croutons can be stored in an air tight container for a couple of days. In fact, freshly made croutons improve if kept for a day. This is because fresh homemade croutons may have a soft centre immediately after cooking.

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