Bread toast - general principles of cooking
A light snack or additive in soups and salads - that's what bread toasts are. What is quite convenient, you can prepare such a dish from any kind of flour products. All you need to do in the simplest version of the recipe, just fry the bread. Conditionally croutons are divided into sweet and salty. Sweet toasts are made from a muffin and are used both in pure form and with butter or jam. Salted toasts are served with beer along with nuts (and even better instead), added to the soup or to the salad. Of course, croutons are more useful than the shop counterpart, since they do not contain unhealthy food additives that “decorate” the taste of the dish.
Bread toast - preparation of food and tableware
Bread for toasts can be taken any - both fresh and a little stale. In addition, you will need an egg, milk, if you want to cook croutons and bread in French, and butter for frying. However, croutons can be cooked without butter - in a toaster or by drying pieces of bread in the oven.
Recipes bread toasts:
Recipe 1: Unsweetened bread croutons
Consider the easiest way to cook croutons from bread - no frills and extra additives. Do you have some bread left after yesterday's dinner? I don’t want to eat him anymore, because he has become hardened, and the hand does not rise. Cook the toasts! This “dish” can be used as a base for sandwiches or used with hot drinks. Uncomplicated by the way of cooking toast from bread is very tasty, but quite fatty. In order not to harm the figure, it is best to eat croutons in the morning. Thus, you will receive a “dose” of energy, and you can squander it so that it does not turn into folds on the stomach.
- Bread of any sort
- Dill fresh
- The basis for the toasts is bread, you need to cut it into slices. If you are planning to spread butter on ready-made crackers, then let it be wide slices, and if you think to use it with beer as a snack or as an additive to soups, then the shape of the croutons can be absolutely any.
- Dill should be washed and finely chopped.
- The pan, on which the croutons will be cooked, heat and grease well with oil before cooking. Sandwich toasts will be tastier if you fry them on a lot of butter. But toast crackers can be fried even in a dry frying pan.
- Put the bread slices to roast. Turn the croutons over in a minute, sprinkle with salt and dill, and then turn them over again. The bread burns very easily, and therefore the croutons need to be cooked quickly.
Recipe 2: French bread croutons in French
Most people love sweets - for the feeling of a quick rush of energy, for the joy that we feel, we should try a chocolate bar or a bun. A delicious dessert, however, does not have to be purchased at the store, but can be made even from bread. Do not believe? Prepare the sweet bread croutons. If you find yourself in Paris or in any other city in France, order in the cafe “toast sticks” (toast sticks), and you will be brought this dish. True, it will cost 5-8 euros, and the home version will not exceed 5 rubles.
- White Baton
- Chicken Egg 2 pieces
- 60 ml low-fat cream
- 1/3 cup of icing sugar
- A piece of butter, butter for frying
- Cut the loaf into slices 2-2.5 centimeters in width. For this recipe, bread should be cut into wide chunks, and not into any pieces of any size.
- Mix eggs, cream, powdered sugar and spices in a separate bowl.
- Heat hot and grease a piece of butter.
- Each slice of loaf dipped in egg mixture and spread on the pan. Fry on both sides on one minute and spread on a plate. Serve French bread croutons with butter, confiture or in its purest form.
Recipe 3: Mushroom bread croutons
To cook mushroom bread croutons, you can simply sprinkle the bread in the process of roasting with fragrant salt. But this is not useful, and not as tasty as in the recipe below. Ingredients Required:
- Bread rye or Borodino
- 3 eggs
- Milk 100 ml
- Mushrooms 250 grams
- Butter for Roasting
- We will prepare the dish in two stages. On the first, cut the crouton bread into slices 1.5-2 centimeters in thickness.
- Mix half the milk, one egg and two egg whites in a container.
- Heat the pan.
- Dip each piece of bread in a mixture of milk and eggs and then fry in a pan.
- Prepare the mushroom sauce. To do this, wash the mushrooms and cut them as small as possible. Put on a preheated pan, sprinkle with spices and leave to stew under a closed lid for about 6 minutes in its own juice. After this time, add a mixture of milk and two yolks to the mushrooms. Simmer another four minutes.
- Fill the croutons with the resulting sauce and put in the oven to cook for ten minutes at a temperature of 160 degrees.
Bread toast - secrets and useful tips from the best chefs
The most delicious croutons are obtained if you fry them not with vegetable oil, but on cream.
If you want to cook dessert croutons, but do not want to mess with eggs and milk, you can just sprinkle the bread when frying sugar.
When making dessert croutons from bread in a cafe, brown sugar is most often used, but if you don’t have it, you can also take plain white. But it is best to use powdered sugar. Croutons, soaked in a mixture with powdered sugar, do not burn and have an excellent taste.