Christmas Croutons

recipe
Save the scraps of bread you'll have from making the croutons for fresh breadcrumbs. Freeze scraps up to three months, and then pulse in a food processor until crumbled.

Yield:

Makes 20 (3-inch) trees

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 12 Minutes

Ingredients

10 white bread slices
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each bread slice into 2 trees, using a 3-inch tree-shape cutter. Stir together butter, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Brush onto 1 side of each tree. Transfer to a baking sheet.

2. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden.

Note:

December 2008
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