Microwave bread sauce

Microwave bread sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus infusing

Easy

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

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal105
  • fat5g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.33g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 clove
    Cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

    The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

  • 1 bay leaf, preferably fresh
  • 1 tsp white peppercorns
  • 1 blade mace, or ¼ tsp ground mace
  • 100g white breadcrumb
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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.

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Comments (2)

spot-the-dog's picture

This was completely tasteless made in the microwave - no flavour from the onion, as barely warm. I tipped it into a saucepan and continued as normal on the hob, bringing it to a boil, then allowing it to steep so that the flavours infused the milk.

donnadrew's picture
5

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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