Simple Croutons (from Williams-Sonoma Guide to Good Cooking software)


Prep: 10 mins

Cooking: About 30 mins

Total: About 40 mins.


2 oz slightly stale French bread or Italian bread

1 T. olive oil, melted butter or a mixture

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the bread into slices 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Brush generously with olive oil, butter or mixture. Cut into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes and spread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove and let cool. Croutons may be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks; check for freshness before using.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

From Williams-Sonoma Guide to Good Cooking 1996 by Broderbund Software, Inc. & Weldon Owen, Inc.



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