Store bought croutons are so disappointing and homemade ones are so easy to make. While I don't often make them, when I do, this is my go to recipe. I experimented around with them today, to incorporate this weeks theme and these are the result. Also, this is a very forgiving recipe, so feel free to tailor the spices to your liking. —TiggyBee
Pour the olive oil into a mixing bowl and add the garlic, chili flakes, cayenne, salt and pepper and let stand for a few hours so the flavors can meld together.
After a few hours, preheat the oven to 350. Slice the baguette lengthwise, down the middle and tear out 1/2 - 1" pieces of the bread away from the crust.
Grate 2 tablespoons of fresh horseradish into the oil mixture and stir to combine, then dump all the bread pieces into the mixture to coat. Place the pieces one at a time onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes, turning them over once halfway through (about 10 minutes in)
When they are nicely browned, remove from oven and set them on a paper towel until they have cooled and enjoy on your favorite salad!