August 05, 2021

Rosemary Croutons 

Recipe:

Oven toasted Croutons are one of the most addictive small morsels of goodness, simply prepared in no time at all.  These tiny and perfectly toasted cubes will bring any creamed soup or salad to a totally and delicious new level.  All that is needed is day old bread, oil and salt!  Why waste leftover bread just because it is no longer perfectly fresh?  So much can be done with it!  Today it will be croutons, but also Pappa al Pomodoro, Panzanella, bread crumbs, bread pudding and so much more.  Waisting bread is no longer necessary!  Today it will be croutons prepared to perfection in the pizza oven.  Let's get started!

Supplies:

Ingredients: 

  • 300 grams cubed day old bread
  • 1-2 sprigs of minced rosemary
  • Salt to taste
  • 50 grams olive oil - about 1/3 cup

Directions:  

  1. Preheat The Mangiafuoco Home Gas Oven to 350°-375°F - 176°-190°C.
  2. Cut the bread into small cubes.
  3. Slide the rosemary off the stem and mince finely.  
  4. Place the bread cubes, rosemary, salt into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.  Mix well.
  5. Spread the bread cubes over the pan or a baking sheet.  
  6. Transfer the croutons into the gas oven for a few minutes.  Watch them closely and give them a good stir once in a while to keep them from toasting too dark. 
  7. The croutons are ready when the bread cubes have toasted to a golden brown on all sides.  
  8. Serve these flavorful crunchy morsels of goodness on a salad, scattered over creamed soups, on a charcuterie board, or simply as a delicious snack!  Croutons can be stored in a cool dry place in and airtight container.  Enjoy! 

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