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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sourdough Croutons

If you haven't had the pleasure of making your own croutons you are missing out on one of the easiest and most satisfying baking experiences you can have. Everyone will be duly impressed and they are completely simple to make!

Homemade Sourdough Croutons
Recipe from: Rachel Ray

2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups cubed sourdough bread
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 teaspoon italian seasoning (or just oregano)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1 1/2 t. dried)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Heat garlic and oil over low heat and melt butter into the oil.
Place the bread in a large bowl and toss with garlic oil and butter.
Season with pepper, Parmesan and thyme.
Spread croutons evenly on baking sheet and bake until crisp and golden. (15 - 25 minutes).

Try to not eat them all before your salad is served. 

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