Bread cooked in garlic, butter and herbs, sprinkled with cheese. Excellent for using up stale bread.
I have to be honest, these came about when I was having one of those ‘I really can’t be bothered to go to the shops’ moments. I had made a tomato, white bean and red pepper soup (recipe of which I will post in the next couple of days) and wanted something tasty to dip into it.
With 2 leftover and somewhat stale ciabatta roles and a few store cupboard basics I was able to rummage these together in little over 15 minutes.
It is a very similar recipe to the homemade croutons I blogged before – following the same ingredients – only larger chunks of bread and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.
You can find the original here: Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup with homemade croutons
These are so versatile. Make them with any bread you like, any herbs you like, any cheese you like and make them any size you like.
If prefer them slightly crunchy – cook for less time for less crunchiness!
Prep and cook time = 15 minutes. Makes 8 bites
What you will need:
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 teaspoon Italian mixed herbs
- 2 bread rolls or equivalent
- 100g cheddar cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Cut the rolls into ‘bitesize’ pieces. I cut each roll into 4.
- Place the butter in a pan and mince the garlic into it. Melt over a low heat.
- Stir in the herbs, salt and pepper.
- Remove from the heat. Throw in the bread and mix until it is well coated with the butter mixture.
- Scatter bites onto a baking tray and cook for 6 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle the grated cheese over the bread. Return to oven from another 6-10 minutes (depending on how crispy you want the bread to be).