Found some old stale San Francisco Sourdough in the back of the freezer. Didn't have enough bread, burned the croutons a little, long before they were supposed to be done, ate most of them myself because I just couldn't through them away, and then, a Miracle! One of the pickiest eaters in the world said, "can we try those croutons?" I am about to make attempt number 2, but will change nothing but oven temperature. I assume even though you say stale, you are not talking about cutting the bread up and forgetting about it for a week.
Warning - if you make these, your family will not want store bought again! Excellent and easy.
These are terrific- my 3 year old daughter eats them just like your husband- as a snack! Thanks for posting.
MMMM these were so yummy! I dried 2 loaves of bread to make Thanksgiving Stuffing but ended up with alot of left over dried bread. I looked up Croutons and this is what I decided on. Thanks for taking the time to share this wonderful recipe!
Fabulous crouton! I almost hated to use them in this recipe Sausage, Cheese, and Egg Casserole . :)
Well I bought a baquette (freshly made half price) with intention of making herbal garlic bread for that night but there was a sudden change to the menu and it didn't get done so the next day I thought croutons and came across this recipe which seem perfect by the time I got to making them the baquette was 3 days old (nice and stale). I can fully understand why your DH would think of them as a snack food, you just keep wanting another one, i really had to refrain myself or my blood glucose readings would have been through the roof. The only thing I would do a little diferently and this is personal taste would be to up the herbs to 3/4 of a teaspoon and use fresh garlic. For ease I melted the butter in a jug in the microwave and then whisked in the rest of the ingredients and did use the lot to coat the cubed bread. I also assumed the temperatures stated were fahrenheit and for celsius (fan forced oven) I used 90 and 140. Thank you Luckeydevil, made for Bargain Basement. UPDATE - served these with Caesar Salad Light for Two delicious accompaniment to this salad,