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Bread Sauce


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.

  • 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
  • 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.


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