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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

A Christmas dinner staple. Made with freshly grated nutmeg and lashings of double cream, this is the ultimate bread sauce to pair with your roast dinner

  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal145
fat12g
saturates7g
carbs6g
sugars3g
fibre0g
protein3g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 12 cloves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp wholemeal flour
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 100ml double cream

Method

  • STEP 1

    Peel the onion and remove the root. Make 12 holes in the onion using a cocktail stick, and push the cloves into the holes.

  • STEP 2

    Put the onion in a medium saucepan with the bay leaves, peppercorns and milk. Heat gently for 20 mins until the onion is soft, then pour the milk through a sieve into a clean pan and discard the bay, onion and peppercorns.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the infused milk until just simmering, then add the flour, breadcrumbs, butter and nutmeg. Cook for 5 mins more until the sauce has thickened, then add the cream and season well. Can be made up to two days ahead. Reheat gently on the hob before serving.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2016

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