Creamy bread & onion sauce

Creamy bread & onion sauce

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 8

A delicious necessity for any turkey roast

Nutrition and extra info

  • before adding cream and bread

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal256
  • fat20g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.48g
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  • 2 onions, chopped



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

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 85g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 600ml milk



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

  • 5 cloves



    A clove is the dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a…

  • good grating of nutmeg



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

  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 140g crustless, soft, open-textured white bread, cubed


  1. In a covered, non-stick pan, gently fry the onions and bay leaves in the butter for 10 mins, until soft. Add the milk and cloves and simmer for 30 mins, stirring now and then.

  2. Take out the bay and cloves, then blitz in a food processor until smooth. This will keep for 2 days in the fridge.

  3. On the day, tip the cream into a pan, add the onion sauce, then mix well. Add the bread and stir until soft but still textured. Add milk to thin if necessary. Season and serve warm.

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20th Oct, 2018
Served this with a baked ham and it's very tasty (even though mine was dairy free (baking marg + soya milk).
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24th Oct, 2010
Made this to serve with duck and added some sage so it was sage and onion bread sauce, brill!
29th Dec, 2008
Made this for the first time for Christmas dinner, I liked being able to prepare part of the dish before the big day - it turned out perfectly!
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