Christmas Bread Sauce

    20 minutes

    Bread sauce is a classic British white sauce served with the roast dinner at Christmas. It keeps in the fridge for about three days and is also great in sandwiches!

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    Serves: 8 

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

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

    1. Stud the peeled onion with the whole cloves and poach gently in the milk with bay leaves until soft, about 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves.
    2. In a blender, puree the onion, milk and cloves together until smooth. Now, working in small batches, add breadcrumbs and blend until the sauce is as thick as you like.
    3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in butter. Serve warm.

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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  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    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  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Quick and easy. Definitely my fave accompaniment  -  08 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)