Christmas bread sauce

Christmas bread sauce


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About this recipe: A tried and tested bread sauce recipe that is a must at your Christmas table. Infuse overnight for fabulous flavour!


Serves: 8 

  • 1 large onion
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 475ml milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 125g fine breadcrumbs
  • 55g butter
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons double cream

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr resting  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Cut the onion in half and stud with the cloves. Place in pan along with milk, bay leaves and peppercorns. Add salt and pepper and bring all to the boil, stirring constantly. Once mixture starts boiling, remove from heat and let sit at least 2 hours, or overnight in fridge, to infuse flavours.
  2. To finish the sauce, strain milk and place back in pan and warm over medium heat. Stir the breadcrumbs and add half the butter. Stir often, until sauce has thickened. Add whipping cream and remaining butter. Season with nutmeg and more salt and pepper, if neccessary. (The consistency should be that of soft porridge). Serve alongside with roast turkey or chicken.

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Reviews (2)


Made this today to go with roast ham, mash and roasted veg and it was lovely. I didn't need to add any cream as it was creamy enough. Will be making this often. Thanks x - 27 Sep 2015


Brilliant recipe, very easy to make. Won't ever buy a packet mix again, no comparison - 23 Dec 2012

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