Bread Sauce

  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

The recipe

Bread Sauce is an old British recipe which was probably created in order to use up old bread. It is a savoury sauce, popular mainly at Christmas, and usually served with turkey.


  • 1 small white onion
  • 4 cloves
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 125g fresh or slightly stale white breadcrumbs
  • 50g butter
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Step 1

Peel the onion, cut it in half and stud with the cloves. Put the two halves in a pan with the milk, bay leaf, a twist of pepper and the nutmeg. Bring to the boil and then turn off the heat.

Step 2

Add the breadcrumbs and stir in. Cover and leave for 1 hour, but you can leave for longer and finish the sauce just before serving if you wish.

Step 3

Reheat to a simmer, then turn off the heat and stir in the butter. Season to taste and serve warm.

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