12 October 2009

Our Daily Bread

Hello there and happy Monday!

Do you ever find yourselves with stale bread in your kitchen? Please don't throw it out! There are many ways to turn stale bread from blah to Tada!. For example, we can turn them into croutons:

Here's an easy recipe I used from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa at Home Cookbook):

You will need:

1/2 loaf of bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons good olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Remove the crusts from the bread slices and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Crush the garlic with the side of a large chef's knife and discard the peel. In a medium saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for about 1 minute, until the garlic starts to brown, and then discard the garlic. Add the bread cubes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until brown on all sides.

They make a perfect finish to a thick, warm soup.
Hope to see you again tomorrow!


  1. ooo I like this crouton recipe! I've never made croutons but I may have to give it a go...stale bread is so blah...!

  2. Good Morning Curious Cat! I hope you had a nice weekend =) Please try the croutons!

  3. you're very clever, I've never thought to do this! Bravo!

  4. Yummy croutons! Can't wait to make them.

    I love your blog and all your creative craft ideas! Thanks for stopping by mine too!

  5. Wow you are my idol. You even turn blah foods into tadah foods. You freakin rock. I have tada trick or treat bags on my blog today. lol

  6. oh man i want to dive into that orange goo and use those croutons to float about.

    any good super simple recipe for tomato soup?

  7. making me hungry....

    I use stale bread for Pappa al pomodoro. A delicious tomato bread soup. Now I seriously need to get lunch.

  8. My bread never goes stale, it just gets moldy :(

    I wish I had stale bread to make croutons with!

  9. Wow! Great ideas! Such fun pictures, too! :)

  10. that looks sooo yummy! Mmm, homemade croutons are the best.

  11. Just what i needed! Thanks for this Claire!

  12. Hello there Adriana, Ange, Lisa Anne, Tom Tuttle, Chocolate & Steel, PrettyPinkRat, TheDoddleGirl, Rachel and Fiona! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying the croutons (and carrot soup) with me!

  13. Aww, these look yummy!! :)

    Haven't made them before either!

    PS You've won an AWARD!! Check it out here: http://ecoexperiment.blogspot.com/2009/10/superior-scribbler-award.html

    Your blog is soo totally awesome and inspiring!!

  14. Dear Layla, thanks so much for the lovely award!


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