Bread-sauce

Traditional bread sauce

This gently spiced, creamy sauce will be the talking point of your Christmas lunch

By , 12 October 2018

(2 votes)

Traditional bread sauce
  • Cook: 1 Hour 10 Mins
    plus cooling

  • Serves: 6

  • Price: 16p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 124g serving contains
  • Energy

    612KJ

    146KCAL

    7%
  • Fat

    7.5g

    med

    11%
  • Saturates

    4.5g

    med

    23%
  • Sugars

    5.0g

    low

    6%
  • Salt

    0.39g

    med

    7%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 490kJ/117kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves
  • 600ml whole milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Small pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 125g white bread, over 1 day old, crusts removed
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 3tbsp double cream (optional)
Method
  • Cut the onion into quarters and push a clove into each piece. Put in a medium pan with the milk, bay leaf and nutmeg.

  • Heat to a gentle simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 30 mins. Discard the onion, cloves and bay leaf. Reheat until hot, but not boiling.

  • Make fine breadcrumbs with the white bread. Stir into the milk along with the butter and set aside for 10 mins.

  • Stir in the double cream, if you want to make your bread sauce extra-indulgent. Serve immediately or leave to cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate.

  • TOP TIP: Bread sauce can end up on the lumpy side. To resolve the problem in an instant, whizz it with a handheld blender until smooth, adding a little extra milk if it thickens too much.