Olde English Bread Sauce

Olde English Bread Sauce


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Bread sauce is a traditional white sauce for roast chicken. Yes, bread is an ingredient, along with lots of spices and milk and cream.

Herbie's Spices New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 8 

  • 450ml milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 Herbie's Spices Mace Piece
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 5 or 6 Herbie's Spices Whole Cubeb Peppers
  • pinch Herbie's Spices Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, or 1 small onion, peeled
  • 3 or 4 slices 2 day old white bread, crusts removed to make 1½ cups white breadcrumbs
  • 60ml thickened cream
  • white ground pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour soaking  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

  1. Heat milk with spices and onion in a saucepan, and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow flavours to infuse for an hour or so - 'bruise' the softened Cubeb peppers for extra flavour.
  2. Strain the sauce, removing onion, whole spices, and any skin that has formed.
  3. Reheat gently, add breadcrumbs, stirring 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Add cream, white pepper and salt to taste. Keep on a low heat 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Serve.

Make in advance

This sauce can be made in advance and reheated just before serving.

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