Tired of throwing away that expensive bread that you’re buying at the store? How about the wonderful homemade bread that you worked so hard to bake for the family? If you are finding yourself with more stale bread on hand than you care to admit, I have a great way you can put it to use before sending it to the compost pile–homemade croutons!
I bake our bread every two to three weeks–usually a loaf of sandwich bread and a pan of dinner rolls. The problem is that we are not huge bread eaters. Sometimes we use up all the bread quickly, and others, we just don’t. I do love bread, but as a family, we don’t always get through all of the bread before it goes stale.
Because I’m into finding ways to get one more use out of food that might otherwise be thrown away, I was delighted to be introduced to this recipe for these homemade croutons. I learned how to make these from my friend Karyn from My Stitching Nook (check her out if you love cross stitch, her work is fantastic), and have tweaked the recipe only a little. They are delicious, and so very easy! Here’s the recipe.
These will be deliciously crunchy on your summer salads, or even alone as a snack, just like chips!