These croutons are quick and easy, and go with most any soup.
Yield: Enough to accompany one soup recipe
1 medium baguette
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Cut the baguette into 1-inch cubes. Place them in a 9×13 pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the cubes. Sprinkle the spices and salt on the cubes and toss to coat evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cubes just begin to brown lightly.