Monday 4 February 2013

Gluten Free Croutons

gluten free croutons
Crispy Croutons
There's something incredibly comforting about Croutons, I mainly make these to dip into Cheese Fondue but they're also a lovely addition to my monster Caesar Salad, they add great texture. To make these I use the wonderful DS Gluten Free Brown Ciabattas, I highly recommend them.

Making gluten free Croutons is really simple, all you need is the ciabatta, olive oil and a hot grill.

  • Preheat your grill to high
  • Cut the ciabatta in half then into strips
gluten free ciabatta
Perfect Thickness
  • Cut the strips into crouton cubes, 4 per strip
cubed ciabatta
Ideal Crouton Size
  • Cover a grill rack with tin foil and spray or pour the olive oil on
foil lined grill rack
  • Put batches of the croutons onto the oiled foil and dip each side into the oil for even coverage, add more oil if needed
oiled croutons
Olive Oil Coated Croutons
  • Put under the grill until browned - around 5 minutes
  • Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes or until browned
gluten free croutons on grill rack
Keep An Eye On Them As They Burn Quite Easily If Left
  • Remove from the rack and use as desired
croutons in a bowl
Gluten Free Croutons
You could fry these off in a pan but there's two reasons why I don't. 1 Is because they cook more evenly under the grill and 2. Because this way I have no pan to wash up, I just bin the foil and I'm done.

Each ciabatta yields 24 croutons if cut the same size as mine. They're a bite size indulgence that tastes amazing.

More on that theme tomorrow.

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