Croutons - Simple Homemade Recipe

The modern world is so convenient that you can buy any food off the shelf, but there are many things that we can simply make our own. For example croutons that you put in your salad and Tomato Soup; it just seems ridiculous to buy them in a plastic bag which is then packed in another box. We prefer to make use of what we have at home and help save the environment by reducing packaging. It is really easy to make and costs you nearly nothing! And you can spice it up if you like to.

Ingredients:

  • A few slices of old bread (but make sure they aren't moldy) / the ends and the crust that you didn't like

Preparation:

  1. Heat the oven to a low temperature (100 °C - 120 °C).
  2. Cut the bread into 1 cm cubes
  3. Place the bread cubes on a shallow baking tray and bunk it in the oven for about 20 minutes or till bread chunks are fully dehydrated and crunchy. The colour should be light golden brown.

Versatility Note:

  1. Using a pair of kitchen scissors may actually speed up the cutting process, and it is easier to handle.
  2. You can make as much as you want to, depending on how much you need, or how much leftover bread you have. Place them in an airtight container and keep it in a cool and airy place.
  3. You can control the texture and the level of crunchiness by adjusting the temperature of the oven and the baking time. Reduce the temperature and extend the baking time will make the colour lighter. It all depends on how you like it!