As we all adjust to our new reality, we know how hard it can be to come up with great ideas for what to eat every day, three meals a day.  Knowing how important it is to stay at home and minimize food shopping trips, we’re going to be sharing some inspiring ideas, both for satisfying dishes made with freshly baked bread and for avoiding food waste by using up your leftover bread in really tasty ways.

The first recipe we’re sharing with you is for Garlic Croutons.  It couldn’t be easier and it’s a great to way to use up bread that is a little past its best and might otherwise go to waste.  Use them to garnish soup, or to add crunch and flavour to a salad.


  • 400g of PAUL bread – most of our bread works well for this, although multigrain might be too crumbly
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive olive
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp freshly parsley, finely chopped, or 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees C (170 degrees Fan). Combine the butter, olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, salt and pepper in a small pan over a medium heat and stir until the butter is melted.  Take off the heat and allow the flavours to combine whilst preparing the bread.
Voila! And there you have it, garlic croutons to enjoy as part of a tasty addition to your pasta, soup or salad or as snack to simply, well, munch on!