Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Valentine Shaped Crouton!
Add this to your salad and spruce up your salad adding romance to the dinner!
4 slices of bread, about 1/4" thick
2 T unsalted butter
2 T oil
1 T finely chopped parsley
Cut the bread into heart-shaped pieces. Use a small heart shaped cookie cutter. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add the bread shapes to the pan in a single layer. Saute on each side until golden, about 5 minutes. Then, dip one side of the heart into finely chopped parsley.
Another option for making croutons!
You can also simply butter sliced bread on both side and place on cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for about 5 min. It will make a crispy melba toast that you would simply cube into croutons. You will want to freeze them as they will mold because they are natural bread.
Making croutons with your bread is a great thing to do with your failed bread. I just had a gal called who forgot to add the yeast her large batch of bread. She thought she would have to throw the whole thing away. Not so...think bread crumbs, croutons. Neither of these require light fluffy bread. Dense bread will work just as well as light and fluffy. :)