Homemade bread sauce

    20 min

    A classic sauce, one of the trimmings Christmas dinner would be unthinkable without! I learned this recipe 20 years ago and it never fails. My whole family love it and know it must be Christmas if I make it!


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion, peeled but left whole
    • 4 whole cloves
    • 200ml milk
    • 2 bay leaves
    • fresh white breadcrumbs
    • salt and crushed black pepper
    • 50g butter

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Stud the peeled onion with whole cloves. Place in saucepan; add milk and bay leaves. Heat gently to poach the onion until soft, about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves and discard.
    2. Blend onion, milk and cloves together until smooth then add as many fresh white breadcrumbs as needed to achieve the consistency you like.
    3. Season with salt and pepper and stir in butter. Serve warm.


    Bread sauce will keep in the fridge for about three days, I use the leftovers in turkey sandwiches - delicious!

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    The cooking time is up as 1hr 50mins - obviously thats not right. It'll actually take you about 15 - 20mins.  -  01 Dec 2009


    Many thanks for the fab recipe, DButler! Just so you know, you can always edit a recipe by going to My stuff > My favourite recipes. Just click on the pencil icon next to the recipe you wish to edit. Thanks again!  -  01 Dec 2009


    Quick and easy. Definitely my fave accompaniment  -  08 Sep 2013