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

  • Calories 145
  • Carbohydrate 6
  • Fat 12
  • Protein 3
  • Saturated Fat 7
  • Sodium 0.2
  • Sugar 3

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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.