Do you ever wander the aisles in the grocery store and come across items where you think – “people actually buy this?”. I do. A lot. But that’s probably because I make pretty much everything from scratch and it’s weird to me when I realize other people don’t do that too.
Cause’ homemade is the way to go, people. There’s nothing better!
If there’s one item in the grocery store that is absolutely and utterly pointless, it’s croutons. Actually, bread crumbs too. These are the EASIEST things to make yourself. So, so easy. Even a 5 year old can make these croutons (and mine has – supervised, of course!).
In just 20 minutes (or less!), you can have your own batch of homemade croutons to serve with salads. Or you can be like me and just eat them on their own, as a snack. Only cool people eat croutons as a snack.
- 1 loaf day-old French bread
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp basil (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Chop bread into cubes. Make sure they're bite-sized!
- Add bread cubes, olive oil, garlic powder and basil into a large bowl. Mix well, so that all bread cubes are coated nicely.
- Arrange bread cubes on a baking tray, lined with non-stick spray or a Silplat baking mat. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.
- Allow to cool completely, then stick them in a freezer bag and pop in the freezer until needed. Thaw for 5 minutes before use.