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JennT's Home-made Bread Croutons

JennT says:

Cut a thick slice of bread into
fingers and brush the bread with honey or marmite diluted 50:50 with water
before baking at gas 4/180C/350F for about 20 minutes.  I'm not sure I would use the
marmite ones myself, but I'm assuming that the honey is okay cos it's

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4 Responses to “JennT's Home-made Bread Croutons”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I definatly be trying this out, just thinking that it might be quite nice with a bit of cinnamon mixed with the honey version.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I was just reading the recipes here for inspiration before we do our weekly shopping and came across this oldish post.
    You might have already discussed honey as a cause of infant botulism here, but I just thought I'd send a few links:,,1555326,00.html
    (It might be a thought to add a little note about this in any recipes that contain honey?)
    Hope you're having a lovely sunny afternoon too,

  3. Anonymous says:

    Interesting articles, Laura. My heart lies with the poor beekeeper in the Guardian article, of course, but I wasn't going to give Babybear any honey until she was one to be on the safe side.
    However, since you mentioned this today I've done a bit of Googling and found this from the World Health Organisation which seems to confirm what JennT was saying about cooking the honey.
    Here is the relevant paragraph: “Infant botulism is rare. It occurs when infants ingest spores, which germinate to produce bacteria that reproduce in the gut and release the toxin. In most adults and children older than about six months, this would not happen because the natural defences that develop over time prevent the germination and growth of Clostridium botulinum.
    “Clinical symptoms in infants include constipation, loss of appetite, weakness, an altered cry, and a striking loss of head control. Infant botulism has been associated with honey contaminated with botulism spores. Mothers are warned not to feed raw honey to their infants, as Clostridium botulinum spores in honey have in a few cases resulted in infant botulism.”
    It would seem to me that the use of the word raw suggests that cooked is okay. The URL is if you want to have a look at the rest. Weird, though, I've always understood it to be a complete no-no…
    And if you find any good recipes, Laura, do us a favour and send them to me in an email and I'll post them for you. And we were having a lovely sunny afternoon, ta, I can't believe it's September and I've got sunblock on. Bloody global warming.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i love honey! – but could it be that the concentrated sugar in honey is not great for babies anyway?
    sorry to be negative,…

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