Huey prefers "crunchy" with his gumbo, so I used to buy a small bag from the grocery deli, and since they were expensive, I decided to make my own. At one time, I could get small round loafs of dense bread, but the bread just kept getting bigger and softer. I tried a bread baked locally that has just the right texture and came up with the idea of slicing the bread in half. Friends and family look forward to our gumbo and croutons! These little babies are also perfect for appetizers. Just place your favorites on them...and snack away... that is... if you can keep them from eating them first!