Traditional bread sauce

Traditional bread sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus infusing time

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Every Christmas lunch needs a big bowl of bread sauce on the table

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
124
protein
3g
carbs
12g
fat
8g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
2g
salt
0.31g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion studded with 6 cloves
  • 300ml milk
  • 75ml double cream
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to season

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Method

  1. Pop the onion in a pan with the milk, cream, peppercorns and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and leave to infuse for 30 mins. Pour the milk through a sieve into a jug, then return it to a cleaned pan.
  2. Stir in the breadcrumbs, bring back to the simmer and cook for a few mins (add a splash more milk if you like your sauce thinner). Stir in the butter, season with salt, white pepper and nutmeg, then pour into a warm serving jug or bowl. Or leave to cool and chill or freeze for up to 1 month until needed.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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nicolajones_20's picture
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Very easy and just lovely, froze fine
Will be making again.

lizleicester's picture
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I so love this sauce. It's currently in the freezer (just in a plastic bowl with a clingfilm cover) waiting for Christmas Day when I think it will be microwaved (not enough rings on my hob to do everything at the same time).

ekmahooney's picture

Can anyone tell me the best way to prep this with a view to freezing? Bread sauce is one of the very few things I don't eat, so no idea how to go about it. I'm thinking make it slightly thinner so that I can re-heat gently in a pan and it would thicken up while heating? Thanks in advance for any advice.

andrea0018's picture
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Easy and is lovely with sunday roast chicken and all the trimmings.

macmolly's picture

How many days can it be left in the fridge to use before christmas day?

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