Guest Post by Matt of Waffle Makers
If you’re a lover of soups then there is little doubt that you’re a lover of croutons too. To the casual eater they are burnt pieces of bread, but to the secret society of soup fanatics, they are magic pockets of texture and crunch.
This recipe isn’t about making perfectly cubic croutons, but instead it’s about making delicious croutons extremely quickly without having to use up a lot of time with preparation. This recipe is ideal for anyone who wants homemade croutons in less than 10 minutes from prep to finish.
- Sliced bread
- Melted butter or olive oil
- Dried herbs
This recipe is overwhelmingly simple. Start pre-heating your waffle maker then get your bread; it can be any bread, as long as it is sliced and not too thick for your waffle maker.
Take your melted butter or olive oil and coat your slices of bread, you only want to coat them, make sure you don’t completely soak them; otherwise the bread will fall apart like wet paper.
Now lovingly sprinkle your dried herbs over your freshly coated slice of breads, I highly recommend dried oregano but any dried herb or seasoning will do.
Once you’re happy with your seasonings and your waffle maker has had time to pre-heat, slap your slices of bread into the waffle maker and start cooking.
For this recipe to work you will need to use a regular square waffle maker, as this allows your slices of bread to fit properly into your waffle maker. Do not use a Belgian waffle maker, as Belgian waffle makers can tear through the bread.
Depending on what model and make your waffle maker, it should only take between 2 and 5 minutes for the bread to fully cook. You want to make sure the bread is solid enough to be considered crunchy; no-one likes floppy or soft croutons.
Once you’re satisfied, take the bread out, let it cool down and then break it up with your hands into roughly crouton sized chunks. There you have it, quick and easy homemade croutons from your waffle maker.
This guest post was written by Matt who writes at Waffle Makers where he provides reviews and information for waffle makers. He suggests reading the Waring Pro WMK600 Review.
Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 @ 1:03 pm
Tags: croutons, how to make croutons, waffle makers.
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