Bread Sauce

  • 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

The perfect addition to your Christmas (or just cosy) dinner. So simple yet so tasty.

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  1. Press cloves into onion.
  2. In a saucepan place studded onion, bay leaf and peppercorns, add milk.  Bring up to boil.  Remove from heat, cover with lid and leave to infuse for up to 2 hours.
  3. Remove onion, bay leaf and peppercorns, keep to one side.
  4. Stir in breadcrumbs and 25g butter, heat gently on a very low heat for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally until crumbs have swollen and sauce thickened.
  5. Replace onion and set aside, keeping warm until required.
  6. To serve, remove onion, reheat gently, and stir in remaining butter.  Adjust seasoning. Pour into warm dish/jug.
  7. The classic accompaniment to turkey or chicken and definitely worth the effort at Christmas time.  If any leftover then it is also delicious cold, spread on turkey sandwiches!