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Garlic and herb croutons

A great way to use up any stale bread. Use to top soups, salads or any dish that needs a bit of added crunch.

Total time to make : 30 minutes

Servings : 10


250g sliced bread, white or sourdough is best, crust left on

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed

Handful of fresh (or 1 tbsp dried) herbs such as parsley, rosemary or thyme

Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Preheat a fan oven to 200C

  2. Cut the bread into rough cubes of about 3/4" and place in a large bowl

  3. In a small saucepan over a low heat, gently melt the butter with the olive oil, garlic, herbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes and use your hands to toss everything together

  4. Tip into a large baking pan (I use a 9 x 13" one) and shake so the cubes are in a single layer

  5. Bake for 20 minutes until golden

  6. Leave until cool to touch then use to top salads or soups, or leave to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 5 days - or in the freezer for 2 months

Nutritional Information

(per 25g serving)

104 calories

5g fat, 12g carbs, 2g protein


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