Luxury bread sauce

Luxury bread sauce

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Bread Sauce

Description

This is an easy-to-make bread sauce. Simple and cheap ingredients can be used to create this truly wonderful bread sauce. Just the thing to accompany a warm filling roast on those cold and bitter winter nights.

Preparation time:  10 minutes

Cooking time:  20 minutes

Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients

1 medium onion, peeled but leave root intact
4 - 6 cloves
2 bay leaves
570ml whole milk
200g fresh white breadcrumbs, crusts removed
pinch of grated nutmeg
50g butter
4 tbsp double cream

Tip:  Bread sauce can be made in advance and just warmed before serving.

Method

Stick the cloves into the onion.  

Place the onion and bay leaves in a small pan with the milk.  Bring to the boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes.  

Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for one hour – or better still overnight.

Remove the onion and bay leaves.  Heat the milk gently and stir in the breadcrumbs and nutmeg.  

Continue heating for 3-4 minutes until piping hot.  Stir in the cream and butter and check the seasoning.

Add more milk if it is too thick.  Serve warm topped with a knob of butter and a sprinkling of nutmeg.

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