Bread Croutons - Baked
Winter has arrived and making soups have started in my house. Tomato soup is one of the family favorite soups. Adding croutons and enjoying them gives a extra taste to the soup and when croutons are homemade and Baked it makes the soup yet more healthy isn’t it? I use this croutons for soups/salads and even pulao. So let’s learn how to make croutons.
4 heaping cups cubed brown/multi grain or any choice of your bread( i have used brown bread)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4th teaspoon sea salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, combine the bread and salt. Drizzle olive oil over bread while stirring. Stir well until bread is coated by all ingredients and olive oil is absorbed.
Spread the bread cubes into an even layer on a sheet pan. Don’t crowd the pan. Bake for 10 minutes on both sides for 180 deg celcius or until golden brown and crisp.
Enjoy with accompaniment of your choice.
If you’re using fresh bread, they’ll take a little longer to become golden brown. If the bread is stale and dry, it may brown faster, so keep an eye on it.
You can add garlic powder or any spice of your choice to make a flavoured crouton.