Bread sauce

A Christmas dinner staple. Made with freshly grated nutmeg and lashings of double cream, this is the ultimate bread sauce to pair with your roast dinner

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 145
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 600ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp single cream or mascarpone
  • pinch nutmeg, freshly grated


  1. Simmer the milk, butter, onion, cloves, peppercorns, garlic and herbs in a pan for 20 mins. Strain and return the liquid to the pan. Add the breadcrumbs and simmer for 3-4 mins. Stir in the cream or mascarpone. Add nutmeg, season and serve. Can be made up to 3 days in advance and heated up on the hob or microwave on Medium for 3 mins.

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