Cinnamon-Raisin Croutons

Crunchy homemade croutons add richness and texture to salads, soups, pasta -- or, in the case of our sweet croutons, ice cream, bitter greens, or a soft, ripe cheese.

Cinnamon-Raisin Croutons

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2013

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of 3/4-inch-square bread cubes from a raisin-nut loaf
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Stir together sugar and cinnamon. Then melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and salt. Cook, stirring, until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the croutons become glossy, about 30 seconds.

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