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Sourdough bread sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6 - 8

Try a sourdough twist on classic bread sauce. Serve with your Sunday roast or to impress friends and family at Christmas. Can be made up to two days ahead

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (8)
NutrientUnit
kcal134
fat9g
saturates5g
carbs10g
sugars4g
fibre1g
protein4g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 80g sourdough bread (around 2 slices)
  • 2 large shallots , peeled and root cut off
  • 12 cloves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp dark rye flour or wholemeal flour
  • 25g butter
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 50ml double cream
  • 50ml buttermilk
  • thyme leaves (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Blitz the bread to crumbs in a food processor and stud the shallots with the cloves. Put the shallots in a saucepan with the bay leaves, peppercorns and milk. Heat gently for 20 mins, then pour the mixture through a sieve into a clean pan and discard the aromatics.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the infused milk until simmering, then add the flour, breadcrumbs, butter and nutmeg. Add the cream and buttermilk, and season well. Cook for 6-8 mins more or until the sauce has thickened. Can be made up to two days ahead or frozen for two months. Reheat gently on the hob before serving, and sprinkle over the thyme leaves, if using.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2017

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