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Homemade chili croutons

Baked croutons


    • 5 slices of brown bread – or any left overs bread
    • Chili flakes
    • Black pepper
    • Salt
    • Olive oil
Bread slices
Bread slices


Heat the oven at 180°C.

Cut the bread in squares like on the photo. Place on the oven tray and season with chilli, salt, pepper, oil. Mix well and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C. Don’t forget to stir as you bake. This will allow all the sides to dry out and crisp.

Making croutons is one of the best ways to use bread that is about to go off. They will keep for 3-4 weeks in a sealed container.

Another version of the crouton can be used a replacement for cereals. Mix about half a teaspoon of sugar in 1 table spoon water… drizzle the mix over the bread cubes, toss and bake dry for 15-20 minutes at 180°C.

For the cereal version, feel free to add flavouring in the water/sugar mix… a drop of cinnamon or vanilla essence would be great!


Serving suggestion
Serving suggestion

I used my savoury croutons to finish off the soup posted in the previous recipe. And for the cereal version? Just add milk.

PS: original recipe created as part of the foodbank menu on http://www.MadeByHortense.com






Baked beans lunch

Love that ugly cow plate

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • Baked beans 150g (small tin)
  • 50g onion – thinly cut
  • 50g leek – thinly cut
  • Handful of sliced mushrooms (tin)
  • Vegetables oil
  • Salt
  • 4 slices of bread


Thinly cut the onion, leek and mushrooms to the same size.

In a small frying pan, heat 1 table spoon of sunflower oil and fry the onion and leek together for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the mix, stir for one minute, then add the baked beans. Stir for 2 minutes the time for the beans to soak in the flavours and heat up. Adjust the seasoning then serve on lightly toasted brown slices.

I'd eat that... for lunch and dinner... oh and breakfast with a runny egg :-)
I’d eat that… for lunch and dinner… oh and breakfast with a runny egg 🙂

This is a great way to stretch baked beans and make a tin go further. Enjoy.