Let's start the week by talking about how fabulous croutons are.
Home made croutons, of course.
I recently discovered the pleasure of making your own croutons and now that I've started I don't ever want to stop making them. Left over stale french loaf turns into a heavenly accompaniment to any soup or salad.
Here's what you need to do.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Slice the bread into even bite sized pieces.
Cover with crushed garlic, olive oil, herbs (fresh or dried) and a bit of salt. Use as much or as little as you like. Use your hands and mix it all up.
Cover a baking tray with with baking paper and spread the bread out on it. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until nice and golden. This might take a little more or less time depending on your oven so keep an eye on the croutons so they don't burn!
Let them cool and then you can use them all week long... they should keep at least 5 days in the fridge. I used mine with a gorgeous broccoli soup and then later in the week twice in salads.