Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Homemade chili croutons


Homemade croutons
I am not a great waster of food and making croutons is one of the best ways to make bread go further.  These can be used to top up soups or some salad.

Ingredients:
·         5 slices of brown bread – or any left overs bread
·         Chili flakes
·         Black pepper
·         Salt
·         Olive oil

Heat the oven at 180°C.

Method:

Cut the bread in squares like on the photo. Place on the oven tray and season with chilli, salt, pepper, oil. Mix

well and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C. Don’t forget to stir as you bake. This will allow all the sides to dry out and crisp.


Seasoned and ready for the oven
Making croutons is one of the best ways to use bread that is about to go off. They will keep for 3-4 weeks in a sealed container.

Another version of the crouton can be used a replacement for cereals. Mix about half a teaspoon of sugar in 1 table spoon water… drizzle the mix over the bread cubes, toss and  bake dry for 15-20 minutes at 180°C.

For the cereal version, feel free to add flavouring in the water/sugar mix… a drop of cinnamon or vanilla essence would be great!

 Enjoy. x

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