1 medium baguette or about 4 cups ½-inch bread cubes*
1½ tbsp. olive oil
1½ tbsp. melted butter
Freshly ground black pepper
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Preheat the oven to 300˚ F. Remove the crust from the baguette and cube the bread to the desired size.
- step 2: Show ImagesPlace the bread cubes in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the melted butter and olive oil and toss to coat. Season to taste with garlic powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper (¼ teaspoon of each seasoning is a good starting point.) Toss once more until everything is evenly combined.
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Spread the croutons in a single layer on a baking sheet (preferably a rimmed baking sheet unless you’re a daredevil like me). Bake, stirring once every 10 minutes, until the croutons are light golden and crisp and no chewiness remains (be sure to let a crouton cool for a minute or two before testing!) They will bake about 40-50 minutes total but the time may vary depending on the size of cubes and type of bread. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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