I hope you like butter.
While not good for you at all due to the high butter content, these croutons are ridiculously good. The aroma of butter, garlic and rosemary that will fill your kitchen is insane. You can use these for soup or for a salad.
Rosemary And Garlic Croutons
4 cups of 3/4" diced baguette
1/3 cup butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh rosemary
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1) Melt butter in a large saute pan. Add garlic, salt and rosemary. Stir to combine
2) Add bread cubes and toss to evenly coat.
3) Cook over medium low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until bread is toasted.
If using these croutons for a salad, I would buy fresh or day old bread since I do not like food that is very hard. If using the croutons in a soup, I would prefer two day old bread. The croutons won't get soggy like they would if the bread was very fresh and will instead have a nice consistency once they soak up the soup.