Bread Sauce


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50g white breadcrumbs, use day-old Bread
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 500ml milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Peel the onion and stud with the cloves and place into a suitable saucepan with the milk and bay leaf
  2. Bring to the boil, turn off and let the onion infuse the milk for at least one hour.
  3. Remove the onion and bay leaf and discard.
  4. Add the crumbs and bring back to the boil. Season with salt and pepper a little nutmeg.
  5. Remove from heat and dot with butter and leave stand for at least another hour.

When ready to serve, warm the sauce and serve in a sauceboat.

If you want to make a little richer, you can stir in a spoonful of thickened cream.

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