Microwave bread sauce

Microwave bread sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus infusing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

This super-quick sauce for meat frees up your hob and is much better than the shop-bought instant variety

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
105
protein
4g
carbs
13g
fat
5g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
3g
salt
0.33g

Ingredients

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf, preferably fresh
  • 1 tsp white peppercorns
  • 1 blade mace, or ¼ tsp ground mace
  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • knob of butter

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Method

  1. Combine the milk, onion, cloves, bay leaf, peppercorns and mace in a medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Place in the microwave and cook for 2 mins on High. Remove, cover with cling film and stand for 15 mins, or chill for up to 2 days if the milk’s sell-by date allows.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, strain the sauce, then return to the bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, place in the microwave again and cook for 3 mins on High. If the sauce is a bit lumpy, whisk until smooth, then stir in the cream, nutmeg and seasoning. Finish with a knob of butter.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2011

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Easily as good as any other 'hob' based sauce, & so much less hassle!! Forget other conventional recipes - this is a winner!! My only change was to put the butter in at the start. Beautiful - still full & delighted!!

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