I have been trying my hand at making sourdough bread. I haven’t had a good starter yet so they keep tasting like regular old French bread. This is normally fine since I love French bread too but, this last loaf was horrendous! It tasted fine (well fine as in my normal “sourdough” would) but it was the ugliest thing I have ever created. (Unless you can think of something uglier). I wasn’t going to post a picture at first but decided this blog was not only for your immense pleasure but also for me to remember. Someday I will look back at this and laugh…who am I kidding…I look at it NOW and laugh. So, here it is…my ugly “sourdough” bread.
As I was cutting it up to feed to the ducks it dawned on me…croutons! Let me tell you, ugly bread makes beautiful, yummy croutons.
In case you want to make some of your own take your bread (it doesn’t have to be ugly) brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, basil and anything else you think might be yummy (I even put minced garlic on one batch). Cut up into crouton size pieces and spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees checking and stirring every 5 minutes or so until toasted and crispy. Let cool completely before placing in a sealed container for storage (if they make it that long!)