Ottoman Spiced Baguette Croutons
Recipe Type: Entree
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Serves: 8
Exotic flavours from Ottoman spices would enchant your soup of the day to a different level with these croutons
  • 2 medium sized baguettes or 1 long baguette(preferably 1 day old)
  • 3 cloves garlic-minced finely
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Ottoman spice mix
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt (or coarse sea salt)
  • For ottoman spice mix:
  • ½ tsp saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp sumac ( you can get this at any Arabic/Middle eastern store)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground mint
  • 1 t bsp ground fennel
  • 1 tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  1. Prepare the ottoman spice mix by combining all the spices and grind them to a fine powder.
  2. Store in airtight container.
  3. Cut the baguette into 1 inch cubes.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the garlic until fragrant.
  5. Add the ottoman spice mix and remove from the heat.
  6. Add the baguette cubes, and coat them well with the spices.
  7. Spread the baguette cubes onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes at 180C, turning the tray once or twice or use 3-d hot air for even baking.
  9. Remove from oven and once cooled, store the croutons in airtight container or glass jar.
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