BLACK RUSSIAN CROUTONS
Bakery-style black bread makes superior croutons for soup or salad. Why not give it a try next time you see some authentic Russian black bread!
Makes as many as you want
preheat oven to 250 degrees
1/2 loaf bakery-style Russian black bread or pumpernickel, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Place cubes on wire rack over baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 25o degrees for 30 minutes. or till crisp throughout.
Cool at room temperature, then bag, seal and store in dry place.
Use for soups and salads.
One half loaf made about 3 cups croutons.