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The most basic croutons are baguette rounds brushed with melted butter and baked for a short time until golden.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2003
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Flavor with butter or olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs, or Gruyere or other cheeses.

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These classic croutons can be used in salads and soups -- plain or covered with melted cheese -- or as appetizers topped with spreads and vegetables.

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