Bread Sauce – Christmas Recipes

Adapted from © delicious. magazine


  • Half an onion
  • 6 cloves
  • 600ml full-fat milk
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • A very small pinch of nutmeg
  • 150g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 25g butter
  • 4 tablespoons creme fraiche – optional


How to make bread sauce

1. Halve an onion and stud each half with the cloves. Put into a pan with 600ml full-fat milk, 2 fresh bay leaves and 8 black peppercorns and the nutmeg. Slowly bring to simmering point, remove from the heat and set aside for 1 hour to infuse. Strain the milk into a clean pan, discarding the solids. Add 115g fresh white breadcrumbs and 25g butter to the pan, bring back to simmering point, stirring, then set aside for 15 minutes to thicken.

2. Reheat just before serving, then stir in 4 tablespoons creme fraiche and season. Serve hot with a little grated nutmeg on top. This will keep, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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