crouton, dry toast, rusk, and toasted bread

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LewisJian

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Hi,
I'm confused by crouton, dry toast, rusk, and toasted bread. Are they basically the same stuff? Thanks,
 

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Croutons are small, roughly cubical pieces of toasted bread, often with some seasoning.
Dry toast is toasted bread without butter or any other spread.
According to Wikipedia, a rusk is "...a hard, dry biscuit or a twice-baked bread." We always called this Zweiback in my family when I was growing up.
Toasted bread is bread which has been dried and browned, usually in a toaster.
 

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It's usually just called toast.
 

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Croutons are small, roughly cubical pieces of toasted bread, often with some seasoning.

They are also usually found added to food like soups and salads.
 
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