Irresistible buttery and crispy croûtons make the perfect garnish for soups and salads.
Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C.
Remove the crust from the bread and slice into cubes. Mix the salt and melted butter together. In a medium bowl, pour half of the butter onto the bread and toss. Repeat with remaining butter and transfer to a baking sheet.
Toast the croûtons for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Toss occasionally. Once finished, add a little salt to the croûtons while they are still hot. Set aside to cool completely before using.
Note: For croûtons with a little more flavor, add garlic, fresh herbs or even chilies to the melted butter before pouring it over the croûtons.
Homemade croutons are nothing like store bought. Just make them once and you will see. They are a great way to add texture and flavor to a salad or even a nice way to garnish a soup.