Bread sauce

Bread sauce

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

A traditional Christmas sauce to serve with your roast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal141
  • fat5g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.43g
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Ingredients

  • 600ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 6 cloves
    Cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

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

  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp single cream or mascarpone
    Cream

    Cream

    cree-m

    Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…

  • pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

Method

  1. 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.

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bLaZeR666_uk
31st Dec, 2016
5.05
Super easy and very tasty. It freezes fine. Easily makes enough for 8 people. Mascarpone cheese option is super rich and delicious, have not tried the cream version.
lizleicester
24th Dec, 2016
3.8
Tasty and delicious. I slightly prefer the infused milk to have had a whole onion with cloves stuck in it, rather than chopped onion and separate cloves, but that's partly because you can leave it sitting in the milk for ages and not need to sieve all the bits out.
MountainBongo
20th Dec, 2016
Like Lizzy below, I would like to know if this can be frozen as I like to make things well in advance.
LizzyWilding
16th Dec, 2016
Can it be frozen?
claudia21
9th Jan, 2014
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
15th Jan, 2013
Well I don't like bread sauce, but this was easy to make and got rave reviews from my family
mofli123
27th Dec, 2012
5.05
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
25th Dec, 2012
5.05
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
23rd Dec, 2012
Do u need to toast the breadcrumbs before adding ? Help please
llandeilo
16th Apr, 2012
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.

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helpopmai
9th Oct, 2013
Could you freeze this recipe?
bekahbarnwell
20th Apr, 2014
I was also wondering the same thing, is anyone able to shed any light?
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