Bread sauce

Bread sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

A traditional Christmas sauce to serve with your roast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
141
protein
4g
carbs
14g
fat
5g
saturates
5g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.43g

Ingredients

  • 600ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp single cream or mascarpone
  • pinch nutmeg, freshly grated

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Method

Simmer the milk, butter, onion, cloves, peppercorns, garlic and herbs in a pan for 20 mins. Strain and return the liquid to the pan. Add the breadcrumbs and simmer for 3-4 mins. Stir in the cream or mascarpone. Add nutmeg, season and serve. Can be made up to 3 days in advance and heated up on the hob or microwave on Medium for 3 mins.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2005

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claudia21's picture

This was amazing! My husband still raves about it and I would never buy the packet one again! We made half quantities for two and it was enough with a little bit left for another meal, judging by other comments, I would say don't reduce quantities too much.

jybay1's picture

Well I don't like bread sauce, but this was easy to make and got rave reviews from my family

mofli123's picture
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My favourite! Mum always used to make double so I could take it home and eat it with chips (of all things...). One tip she did give me was to leave the milk to infuse for an hour and liquidise the cooked onion with the sieved milk - it gives the sauce more body and loads more flavour. Enjoy!

snicka's picture
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Bread sauce is my favourite bit of Christmas dinner but I nearly didn't make it this year because I didn't have any cloves. I used a star anise instead as Jeremy mentions above and it was delicious!

sarahb07's picture

Do u need to toast the breadcrumbs before adding ? Help please

llandeilo's picture

This is a great, great recipe. Of course, when you are at home and feeling a bit adventurous, you might modify or play around with different ingredients. I actually add two pieces of Star Anise to bring out the onion flavor, and also add a piece of mace - at the milk steeping stage. The result for me is a more savory bread sauce - especially for the holidays.

naiheff's picture
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This recipe does make huge quantity but is lovely. Had a gorgeous free range goose as our Christmas bird and worked hard to do a really good spread with all the trimmings. The verdict? Everyone said the bread sauce was the nicest part of the meal!

erinkirby's picture
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I've made this bread sauce time and time again and it never fails, very easy and tasty to match! I usually only cook for 2 of us though so I have to halve the quantities and even then it makes enough to serve about 8 people, but it's great spread on beef sandwiches afterwards with a bit of horseradish so it never goes to waste.

donnadrew's picture
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Great recipe! I halved the ingredients & used creme fraiche instead of the cream. Plenty for 3-4 greedy guzzlers!! Will be using this recipe when I cook for my bosses on Christmas Day!

forestnuter's picture
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Tastes great. But a word of warning, this makes far too much for a four person dinner. I would say it serves at least 25

elaines's picture
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Made this two night before Xmas, stuck it in the fridge then simply reheated for Xmas lunch. Very simple but really delicious.

jessc1's picture
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Delicious

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