After trial and error this composite of spices seem to suit most of my family members. Some want it spicy hot, some can't abide any spices. I wouldn't want any fewer spices than these few basic ones. The croutons should be watched closely while cooking as they will burn quickly.
A perfect way to use up a stale loaf of bread or leftover baguette. My little niece used to eat homemade croutons as a snack by the handfuls. These are so much better than the store bought kind and can be used to serve with salads and soup. From Bride and Groom, First and Forever Cookbook.
These are so yummy! Even if a bit messy to make. You can also shape the pretzels into letters or numbers. Kids love to do that. You can also brush with butter after you take the out of the oven and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over them. My Kids love them that way.
This bread is fantastic, so don't let the odd directions scare you off. Everyone who has tried this bread has been instantly in love with it, and the loaves never last long - I once had both loaves disappear in 1 day! It's also very simple to put together and make. This bread is truly one of my all time favorites.
This is a measured variation of a Nanny Stackhouse recipe. She made 9-12 loaves of this delicious bread every Saturday to give away to family and friends. The Monticello Grange sure misses her cooking!